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Raider1v1
2011-05-12, 09:24 AM
I am not sure how high to make the clearance for my pergola. we have 12' 6x6 posts, and we need to level them out still. i am thinking that we will lose about 10-12" from a couple of them. I wanted to end up with a 10' clearance from the header to the decking.

Is that too big for the house?


http://i.imgur.com/DtUdF.png

http://i.imgur.com/ayIS9.png

literbike99
2011-05-12, 09:35 AM
I would make it low enough to work on gutters I might do lower in case later you wanted to put a roof on it.



I wold do 9ft 4inch so if you did do a roof later you can do a 4 inch grade over the distance for drainage so the far end would be 9 Ft and the shingles if you put some of those up there would be 9.5 or 9.6 at the top

Mobbes
2011-05-12, 10:11 AM
Damn you and Wes building big ass decks this summer. I would do 8.5-9 feet.

Raider1v1
2011-05-13, 09:35 AM
I would make it low enough to work on gutters I might do lower in case later you wanted to put a roof on it.



I wold do 9ft 4inch so if you did do a roof later you can do a 4 inch grade over the distance for drainage so the far end would be 9 Ft and the shingles if you put some of those up there would be 9.5 or 9.6 at the top

ah gotcha,

its misleading in the pictures, its 10ft back from the house in the middle of the deck. the gutters are also higher as well. i think im going to be 9ft to the header and then 10.5ft overall.