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Do It Right 03-31-2011 06:04 AM

Couple pics of my deck....
 
I read the threads regarding problems with Procell and Trex decking, and I wanted to share these pics.

In 2002 I built this deck and used Evergrain decking.
From what I've read, I'm glad I did.
With the pool, this deck gets a lot of kids spraying lotion, and body prints, etc, and none have lasted.

I pressure washed this deck once last spring, (plain water) hopefully it will keep lasting.

(Excuse the ugly hoses)

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/g...32/Deck002.jpg
Closer view of the decking....
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/g...32/Deck001.jpg

Just Bill 03-31-2011 06:14 AM

nice deck, nice patio, but no one likes a showoff.:thumbsup::yes:

Gary in WA 03-31-2011 10:13 PM

Looking good! Anyone building similar winder stairs, Code requires 10" tread depth at 12" from inside edge radius, those wouldn't pass.... pp.6;

http://www.arcways.com/pdfs/IRC2006.pdf

Also at tread/riser, a 6" sphere shouldn't be able to pass, and 6x6 posts for framing; http://www.lancova.com/deckinfo.pdf

Gary

Do It Right 04-01-2011 05:18 AM

GBR,
There is 10" at that point, the pictures are a little deceiving. I originally didn't even have a post there (the one w/the black hinges on it).
The inspector made me put it in for the reason mentioned. Which was a PITA adding afterwards.
I see what you mean about the 6" sphere; Should I have lowered that railing more? Or used longer spindles and have them attach to the step?

6x6 posts would have added a significant increase in costs, not just for the lumber, but the sleeves, caps, and bases as well. I agree, they would have looked great, but I couldn't justify or afford the costs at the time.
Those railings were ridiculously expensive, (Harvey's EverNew) but the maintenance freedom is priceless.

gmhammes 04-01-2011 12:50 PM

Jealous. Nice deck, and nice space you have there!

Gary in WA 04-02-2011 08:57 PM

Just meant for anyone under the 2006 Deck Code...... The 6" sphere has been Code for some years, to stop babies/toddlers from getting strangled there.

Gary


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