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Old 02-03-2019, 02:57 AM   #121
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cool, thank you, great idea :-)

That reminds me; for the beam under the lower deck, i bolted 2x12's on the front and back of the posts. Then I used HeadLok screws to add some vertical 2x6 PT boards under where the 2x12's attach to the posts (front and back) to strengthen those connections.

I was thinking I could add some 2x8's to the sides of the posts, too, basically covering the posts under the beam with vertical boards.

Do the added HeadLok screws (staggered every 18 inches) weaken the posts or strengthen them or neither?

Meant to say before that I placed a roll of aluminum flashing on the upper beam to keep moisture out and to prevent frost heave between the 2x12's; seems to work :-)

Thanks for the advice!

[Edit] Forgot to ask if you were going to face the concrete piers down below like the piers on the house.

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cool, thank you, great idea :-)

That reminds me; for the beam under the lower deck, i bolted 2x12's on the front and back of the posts. Then I used HeadLok screws to add some vertical 2x6 PT boards under where the 2x12's attach to the posts (front and back) to strengthen those connections.

I was thinking I could add some 2x8's to the sides of the posts, too, basically covering the posts under the beam with vertical boards.

Do the added HeadLok screws (staggered every 18 inches) weaken the posts or strengthen them or neither?

Meant to say before that I placed a roll of aluminum flashing on the upper beam to keep moisture out and to prevent frost heave between the 2x12's; seems to work :-)

Thanks for the advice!

[Edit] Forgot to ask if you were going to face the concrete piers down below like the piers on the house.


As for the Headloks, they should in no way weaken your material providing you don't use too many. It would take a lot to be a problem though

The area below my deck isn't really viewable and will never be accessed by his company. However he's got plans to build a wine cellar down there in the future.


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Got final today!


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You sound surprised - we're not.

You're a true craftsman, sir.
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You sound surprised - we're not.

You're a true craftsman, sir.


Thank you for the kind words.


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I love those lights on top of the posts. I can imagine that many people will want the same. Outstanding work. You sir, leave no doubt that you are a true craftsman.
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I agree! Magnificent indeed.
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Monday doing a photo shoot. Feeney cable rail company is flying a crew out. Here's the text I got.

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Hello all! I have added David Frick (regional Feeney rep) and Robert Germany (photographer) to the text group. Looks like Monday is a go on the weather. Are we all good with that? We are going to do the full production on this video, stills and drone.


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Here's what we are working on now.


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Just finished this Quaint little porch.


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Small, crisp, and as always...quality.
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Little one dayer. Door will be here on the 5th.
This is the 4th deck I've built for this gentleman. Nice and simple!
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Time for some golf now....

I know which of those two activities you are better at between Golf and Deck Building....
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Demoed a back wall, added a sliding glass door and built a deck. Love these little Jobs!
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