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Old 01-03-2017, 10:06 AM   #1
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Hi. I enjoy smoking meats and do so at our walkout patio from the basement, which is under a wood deck. Can you recommend an inexpensive, temporary solution to accomplish this? I would not be opposed to laying a tarp on the deck and I could place screws along the edges that would protrude enough to—hopefully—secure it at each eyelet. These could be placed close-enough to the deck edges that I would not have concern about people stepping on them. I could use a tarp that would overshoot my required dry space by a 3’ perimeter. I’m in Ohio, so we get snow and ice but I could shovel it during times that the tarp would be in place. Would this work?

If I chose something more permanent could I affix corrugated steel roof panels under the deck and, if so, how much of a slope would I need for a 10’ run?

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Old 01-03-2017, 11:28 AM   #2
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Not quite sure I understand - you're looking for a way to keep the weather off you while you're under the deck?
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:36 AM   #3
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Yes; the first-floor deck is 12' X 20' and I'm looking to keep an approximate 10' X 10' area at the walkout basement dry that's below the deck.
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Ayuh,.... I'd just do the 3 or 4 sheets of tin screwed up from below,....

An inch in 10' is plenty of slope,..
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Or corrugated translucent fibreglas panels.
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They sell a vintl siding type of product specifically to do what you are trying to accomplish. At the ends, there is a gutter that leads to a downspout. Simple tl install and not expensive. Call your local siding dealer.

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Plastic panels already suggested would be my choice for easiest install, light for one thing, with plenty of slope (3-4" per 10' if headroom allows) for as much self cleaning as possible with rain. Dust collected up there will be no joke.
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Thanks for the feedback; I'll grab some panels from HD and add a slope.
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Do I need to seal along the edge of each adjoining panel? And by how much do they need to overlap? Thx.
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Do I need to seal along the edge of each adjoining panel? And by how much do they need to overlap? Thx.
I would suggest that you follow whatever installation instructions came with the panels.

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Do I need to seal along the edge of each adjoining panel? And by how much do they need to overlap? Thx.
Ayuh,.... Usually the edges are ribs, which one goes over the other, 'n a screw down through to hold it,....

No sealant necessary, water would have to flow Up, over the ridge on the lower panel,...
'n We all know water flows downhill,...
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