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Old 11-10-2018, 03:51 PM   #31
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We do easy ones as well. Here's one we finished a few days ago. Took us 1.5 days. Home Ower design by the way.




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There's several posts missing. And Jim's post shows up twice. I'm on Tapatalk.


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So my boys are almost finished forming the stairs. The other side gets cut stringers with composite treads and risers.





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There's several posts missing. And Jim's post shows up twice. I'm on Tapatalk.


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CD, I just went back and looked, I don't see where there is a double post. From what I remember, it looks like all the photos are still here, but my memory isn't what it use to be either.
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Let's have a closer look shall we??

Drilled almost 2 feet and hit the other side spot on.





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So we finally got the last of the concrete poured today!! Meaning I'm outta the dirt!!!!

And we pre-installed all the gaurd rail post hardware (DTTZ2)on the saw horses. we also frame all our border channels and seamboard ladders on horses as well. We hold each block slightly proud due to the difference in fastener pressure. The field gets hidden fasteners and the center seamboard gets screws. The screws like to pull the board down tighter than the hidden fasteners.


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We hold each block slightly proud due to the difference in fastener pressure. The field gets hidden fasteners and the center seamboard gets screws. The screws like to pull the board down tighter than the hidden fasteners.

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Never would have thought of that. You've done this once or twice before!
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Good grief! That is unreal. Houses in this area aren't built as well as your deck. The last deck I built for a client was 7,860 sq ft multi level on the second floor. I thought that was something but it is nothing compared to how you have to build out there.
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Good grief! That is unreal. Houses in this area aren't built as well as your deck. The last deck I built for a client was 7,860 sq ft multi level on the second floor. I thought that was something but it is nothing compared to how you have to build out there.


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Check out this month's article I wrote in Professional Deck Builder Magazine.

https://www.deckmagazine.com/design-...9796c6f3ee371e


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That is one heck of an improvement to that home. Hopefully you didn't have to tear out any rot inside the walls. Really nice job, looks great.
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