Can I move the 4×4 support post of this overhang, leaving a bit hanging?
Context: I have an overhang supported by a 4×4 post that's in an inconvenient spot. The 4×4 post supports a 4×4 beam (which supports joists using hangers). The overhang only occasionally sees load, like the weight of a person when washing a window. This is near SF, CA, so it doesn't snow here or anything.
Question: From a safety perspective, can I move move the post in about 32" from the edge, which would leave about 36" of overhang hanging? photo. What about California code?
The way I see it, that hanging edge wouldn't be much less supported than the middle of the beam currently is (which is about 44" from either post).
Submitted March 28, 2021 at 04:23PM by otpsf1
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