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Old 10-19-2011, 12:49 AM   #5731
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On the end where the tank barely protruded past the joist, I cut a couple of pieces of decking wood on a 45 and nailed them in place to deflect any water that might get through the deck.
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The long section of the deck is now about half done after all the fooling around with the tank business.
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good job. Must have been a little tricky to get the plywood to bend when it was cut in those narrow strips.
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good job. Must have been a little tricky to get the plywood to bend when it was cut in those narrow strips.
You're right there.

I had to stand on the plywood and then whack one side of it with the sledge hammer. Only one piece broke, can't win' em all!
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I don't get it??? They went with wood which will decay over time vs pond liner which has a radio active half life of 50 years??? You must have bitten 3 inches off the end of your tongue not saying anything. dorf dude...
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I don't get it??? They went with wood which will decay over time vs pond liner which has a radio active half life of 50 years??? You must have bitten 3 inches off the end of your tongue not saying anything. dorf dude...
It makes no sense to me either Shu. And almost all of the liner would have been in the dark, so no sunlight would really get to it at all. You and I would be in the ground before that gave up.
They brought up 28 sheets of treated plywood to cover the underside of the floor joists once the insulation is put in the floor. It was just enough to do the job by my reckoning...now they are 2 1/2 sheets short.
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After all the shenanigans, the deck is now done and I have emailed the owners a few photos.

This was as far as I got by lunch time, they didn't see this pic.
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You can just make out the narrow strip of boards in the photo which lift out for access to the cleanout.

Once they find out they will have to cut the silicone caulking and undo a bunch of screws to get at it, I doubt it will ever be touched.
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From the water end.

I don't much care to see end grain on deck wood, so I cut the long boards back to the second 2 x 8, which leaves enough room to add a strip nearly 3" wide to the outside of the diagonals and end strips. It looks tidier that way.
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You did a great job on it. It looks nice without the end grain showing.
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You did a great job on it. It looks nice without the end grain showing.
I concur. I also would've never thought of that. Much more finished looking.
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Buddy, you do beautiful work, that ledger does dress the deck off nicely. What a beautiful place, thanks for the pictures Keith.
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what he said, and man do you work fast!!
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I concur. I also would've never thought of that. Much more finished looking.
...and it's such a simple thing to do for something that makes a nice visual difference.
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what he said, and man do you work fast!!
Thanks sbmfj...it would have been a lot quicker except for the waste of time with that tank.

There is still an extension to go on the far end of that deck to sit the woodshed on. But I'm waiting for the machinery to arrive to clear out all the mess that is there. Supposed to happen on Monday.

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