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Old 08-22-2016, 03:42 PM   #1
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Deck Screws vs Hidden Fasteners


What is your final thought mates?

going 5/4" x 6" southern yellow pine pressure treated.

do i got with just top screws and 2 per board or do i go for a a hidden fastener so it looks real clean and finished.

please let me know. i worry about about strength and allowing too much movement from hidden fasteners.
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Re: Deck Screws vs Hidden Fasteners


I've only seen hidden fasteners used on composite. Maybe people who buy PT decking generally are not willing to spring for the added cost of the hidden fasteners?
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maybe something like this where you attach deck screw from the side?

http://www.lowes.com/pd/CAMO-Marksma...5-80f56165668d
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I've seen hidden fasteners before just not seen anyone use them on PT. I would think it would work just fine.
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I used Camo fasteners on 2x6 pt material. I laid about 550 Sq ft in July 2014, and it looks clean and sister holding up well so far.
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I used Camo fasteners on 2x6 pt material. I laid about 550 Sq ft in July 2014, and it looks clean and sister holding up well so far.
how was the gap? i know camo wont let you butt up the PT wood
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