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Old 04-27-2011, 01:35 PM   #16
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Check with the paint shops...I'm not sure if clear coats have an ultraviolet inhibitor to keep the sun from bleaching the wood.

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Old 04-27-2011, 02:01 PM   #17
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Good point. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:30 PM   #18
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Hope your going 16”OC for your 5/4 Cedar.
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Yes, definitely going 16"OC.
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Looks like you've got a great start! Keep us updated!
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:26 PM   #21
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Today we worked on it for almost 12 hours. Here is the progress. I'll post an end of day picture tomorrow when there is more light. Sorry for the crappy cell phone images.






Two of my brothers and my dog.


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I'm really happy with the cedar that I got.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:37 AM   #22
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A couple more progress pics. The decking takes a long time to screw down so it doesn't look like much progress. It also took a while to get the cuts the way I wanted them on top of the candle wall.



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Old 05-02-2011, 08:50 AM   #23
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Just curious. I could not tell from the photos, but are you directly burying the PT posts for the deck? Around where I live, the code requires that the posts be supported on a concrete footer, and they have to be placed on a standoff bracket, usually galvanized, to reduce rot potential. I suppose if you used direct burial rated PT my BI might allow direct burial, never did check.

Also, in my town, the beams are required to be installed on a notched post, they can't be bolted directly onto the post. This means that the minimum post size is 6x6, not 4x4, which of course adds somewhat to the cost. I couldn't tell if your posts were notched, but they do look like 4x4.

Differences in local code interpretation I guess. The deck looks very nice, I llike the cedar.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:02 AM   #24
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Thanks, yes, its all about the codes. The posts are sitting on concrete and the posts do not need to be notched. The code office is very lax since the deck is less than 30" from grade. I did not use direct burial rated PT. I did however put a preservative on the posts. I actually had to go back and brush another couple inches on some of the posts because I didn't put enough on originally to get up to grade.
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Looks good! I feel you on the decking screws - We spent a TON of time putting those d@mn things in.
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Nice!!!
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:24 AM   #30
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People complain about the extra time and cost (especially the time) to use screws instead of nails when they build a deck, but when you have to replace a board for whatever reason (accidental damage, rot- not likely with cedar), you will be sooo glad you used screws!

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