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Old 04-01-2013, 06:45 PM   #331
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Thanks. Inspector said it was nice and joecaption stopped by and said it looked good. I was expecting the worst but it went well and the builder stopped by just incase. Inspector only stayed about 10 mins. He walked up and down the stair cases and walked around shaking the guard rails and the he was done.

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hmmmmm, joe stopped by? have to get his opinion on your deck, he's tougher than the BO
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:57 PM   #333
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joecaption stopped by and said it looked good.
Well that explains why he only had 19 post instead of 35 that day.

All kidding aside... CONGRATULATIONS.

So what's next nikeman???
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:09 PM   #334
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Well that explains why he only had 19 post instead of 35 that day.

All kidding aside... CONGRATULATIONS.

So what's next nikeman???
Next is putting gravel down under and around the deck and building gates. I actually have a gate made but I need longer screws to put it together. I'm not very skilled with my miter saw but I think I did pretty good. Some of the balusters are a tiny bit shorter then the rest but other than that it should look good when completed. I'll probably start a thread on the gates eventually. I need ideas on how to prevent the balusters from spinning or do I even have to worry about that when using screws?
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No final pics?
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No final pics?
After 23 pages you'd think we'd get some huh?
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Here ya go. First pic is the gate. It's not put together yet so I know it's not straight. I'm sure someone will comment on that right away if I don't say something. Lol Also, I still have to trim down some of the posts and put the light caps on them

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Looks good! That top picture a gate you're making for the stairs? I need to make/buy one my deck as well.. Gotta add that to my to do list..
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Looks good! That top picture a gate you're making for the stairs? I need to make/buy one my deck as well.. Gotta add that to my to do list..
Thanks, and yes it's for my smaller staircase and is just a test run. If it works out good I'm going to build a double gate just like it for the other stair case. My cuts aren't perfect but I'm hoping its close enough to fit together. I'll find out in a couple hours when my daughter naps.
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Just an interesting thing I learned. I was told they they are working to change the code so that the handrail posts have to be 4x6! How expensive would that be to put vinyl on? Loo
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if it becomes code then manufacturer's will make 'em or lose business
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Not trying to be a downer, but those brackets do zero to
keep a post from breaking. It appears they're there to
keep the rim from twisting. I would rather have seen a
bracket where the joist and rim meet.

And how did he keep the screws from going thru the top
side of the decking. I didn't realize deck screws came
that short.

i have a question which is better for deck building, I'm planning to build one , can you give some advice of what to use is it L-brackets or I-brackets please help me

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i have a question which is better for deck building, I'm planning to build one , can you give some advice of what to use is it L-brackets or I-brackets please help me

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If your talking about the hand rail posts you shouldn't really need brackets. Just don't cut the posts and bolt them behind or infront of the rim joist.

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