Greg, Both Buyer and Seller in Chicago, IL

does anyone know where I can get some 4x8 metal angles for a porch repair that meets code. Also lag bolts.

Asked by Greg, Chicago, IL Sat Jul 19, 2008

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Wayne Beals, Agent, Chicago, IL
Sat Jul 19, 2008
You'll find most of the actual hardware you'll need at Lee Lumber, Remodelers Supply Center, etc.
The exact fastener you'll need should be specified on your plans. Keep in mind that if the hardware you are using is Galvanized, then it will withstand the exterior elements, but also may react with the new copper based lumber treatments. Better treatments cost more, but are well worth the money in the long run.

As far as the specific angles and lag bolts, take you specs to the shops with you so they can determine this exactly. Using improper fasteners will definitely result in a failure to pass.

Contact me if you have any questions. I work with a very good porch builder.
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Chris, Home Buyer, Illinois
Sat Jul 19, 2008
Try Home depot or Lowes or your local hardware store.
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