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Old 06-29-2020, 09:53 AM   #1
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Hi after receiving some ridiculously high estimates on rebuilding our front deck I decided to tackle it myself possibly. First I got a demo this thing to see what I'm dealing with. There is so rot near the front door on a count of it being poorly flashed. This thing is falling apart. it was improperly done in the first place probably by the previous homeowner. We knew at the inspection that it's was poorly done it didn't pass the inspection. But we got a break on the price as a result. Finally doing something about it. I've got estimates ranging from $8, 000 to $18,000 so I think it's time I try to do myself if I can.
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Can anyone help me figure out how to post pictures from an Android phone?
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:13 AM   #3
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Figured it out.
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Figured it out.
If you are prepared for work and pay attention to the advice you will save lots of cash. I might tie that to the car and take a little dive and see if it just comes away from the house.
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It definitely would but probably though the shrubbery.
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Not too much progress today started by removing some of the short decking boards in the railing. Going to try to disassemble it carefully to see if there's framing wood underneath that can be salvaged and reused. But I'm not too hopeful.
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When I bought my house in 1980 it had a porch that looked like it was going to fall down. I had a big 4 wheel drive truck that was set up for off-roading with low gears, a modified engine and lockers in both axles. I hooked it to the porch and I couldn’t pull it down. But it was fun trying.
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Couple of more progress pictures I lost yesterday due to having to go to doctor appointments. I'm wondering before I throw all this old Trex out if it's something that could be reused and painted. I've been told it's kind of a first generation Trex it doesn't have a vinyl coating laminated on it like the modern Trex does.
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Maybe.
https://www.trexfencing.com/wp-conte...ting-guide.pdf
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The more I pull this deck apart the more I say holy F!
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Demolish everything.
Even if you buy all new materials, you will be ahead of the estimates.
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Here they put two, here they put one, here they put none.
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For reasons I don't understand, they seem to have actually properly through bolted on the side of the deck. However they did not flash at all not even the cobbed together pieces that they had on the other side.
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Difficulty loading pics today. Site froze my phone.
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Trying to show where the deck failed the most near the entry. Water got trapped at the wedges any called some root they're too. How does one protect the framing under the deck boards to prevent this from happening?
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