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Old 09-07-2009, 12:31 PM   #46
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Mine is a mechanical design software called solidworks.

i dont think by code he actually needs a railing. doesnt it need to be like 30" aboue grade for a railing? (i may be wrong)
No, by code he doesn't need a railing. Your point is?

EDIT: I apologize for the bluntness of that statement, but not for posting it. I get thoroughly exasperated at people looking to the code for an excuse not to build well and safely. There is no code requiring you to put child-safe caps in your receptacles either. But we do it anyway because we know it might keep our children from being electrocuted.

You can look right at his picture and see an accident waiting to happen. Why would you NOT put up a railing in that situation?

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Old 09-07-2009, 12:39 PM   #47
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i would be all for it. but its not my deck.
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:25 PM   #48
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There's no sense putting railings up until he's done
This is only Stage 1 until his pool goes in
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:12 PM   #49
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From a safety and liability point of view, theres no sense or logic in NOT putting up railings if people are going to be using those chairs.

The pool is a year away. Too many lawsuits and/or hospital bills between now and then might make it difficult to afford a pool at all.
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My deck went about 8 months before railings went up
If I was adding on I would not put railings up until the final layout was decided & installed
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Nice. Now get you some railings up before someone shoves back in one of those chairs, busting their head on one of those rocks in the ground.
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Funny, because my wife just did that the other day but did not hit her head. Very rare, but she was a little tippsy No railing for this deck will be added. The pool is going right in front of it and more deck will be added around the pool once it is in the ground. Railing would restrict this from the rest of the yard on both sides and would not look good at all.

The rocks...Those I dug up from under the grass when I was leveling, before I started the deck. I believe the prior owners had rocks from the patio to the side door of our house, and then just let everything grow over it. Those will have to come up later. I used it to hold down the weed block fabric. to keep the grass out for building. The rocks you see in the picture are going to be gathered up and tossed, unless I can find another use for them on another project.

Glad it hear it. I think it turned out pretty nice myself.
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Funny, because my wife just did that the other day but did not hit her head. Very rare, but she was a little tippsy No railing for this deck will be added. The pool is going right in front of it and more deck will be added around the pool once it is in the ground. Railing would restrict this from the rest of the yard on both sides and would not look good at all.

The rocks...Those I dug up from under the grass when I was leveling, before I started the deck. I believe the prior owners had rocks from the patio to the side door of our house, and then just let everything grow over it. Those will have to come up later. I used it to hold down the weed block fabric. to keep the grass out for building. The rocks you see in the picture are going to be gathered up and tossed, unless I can find another use for them on another project.

Glad it hear it. I think it turned out pretty nice myself.
That's cool. I guess I didn't understand you all's relationship......
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Yeah, falling rarely happens around my house, or drinking. Not worried about the railing though. My dog trips over sh*t more than anyone else in the house does. My friends and family don't file lawsuits, so I think I will be able to buy a pool. Thanks for the saftey tip though Willie.
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I just noticed the picture on the Project thread
It almost looks like you used REg 2x4's instead of PT
One thing I dislike about the new PT, it can quickly look like reg wood
I burn all my scrap - so I make sure I put any PT scrap out in a special pile - not to burn
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I just noticed the picture on the Project thread
It almost looks like you used REg 2x4's instead of PT
One thing I dislike about the new PT, it can quickly look like reg wood
I burn all my scrap - so I make sure I put any PT scrap out in a special pile - not to burn
Come'on, I'm not stupid. It is PT, I promise. I checked the bill..$$$..hahaha!. Which really wasn't that bad when it comes down to doing it yourself.
I do agree that it looks like regular 2x4's because it is so light in color. My buddy that came over earlier that evening took the trimmed left over 2x6 boards to make some sort of flower box out of.
I have to wait a couple of weeks before I can seal it though, because it was still wet when it was put down, and it got even more wet, when it rained for about 3 or 4 days the day after the boards were laid. Then is stopped and rained for another 2 more days or so. It sucked. I think today was the only day it was dry and looked good again. No problem though. I am going to get the last couple boards and lay them down tomorrow, with a couple other honey-do-things to do. Like clean out my garage.

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No I figured it was PT
I have some stacked out back along with other "scrap" wood
After a year in the sun I have to look carefully to make sure which is PT & which isn't
I did my deck in late Fall & the last 3 deck boards & railings had to wait until Spring
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Yeah, I have been busy this summer. I will be busy next summer too. WE are getting a pool and I will be building additional decking around the pool. I will need to get a permit for that though, because it is a raised deck, and I don't want to get building it and have to stop right in the middle of it.
I just put the last deck board on the deck, and I bought 2 additional boards to add to the front to make a little bit of a hang-over or (lip) like the sides already have. I am just waiting for it to dry before winter comes so I can get it sealed and ready for the cold months. Not really looking forward to that, but at least I have a nice deck to use once it starts warming up nect spring.

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