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  1. Painting
    I build this dock in Nov 2020 (been six months but half of that time was below freezing here in MN). I used AC2 treated 2x6. I'm looking to stain, and on my other exterior wood i've had good success of Cabot Semi-Solid New Redwood Oil-based stain. I will probably stick with Cabot. I'm looking...
  2. Building & Construction
    I'm resurfacing my dock, which has 2x4s on type of pipes for frame. My decking on top of 2x4s will be treated 2x6s. I done some reading on screw length, and based on experience seems that 2 1/2 length exterior screws will be sufficient for this job, but 3" is also an option. With 2 1/2 inch...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello all. My house sits on a river about 30 feet across, and while its not the worst thing in the world to launch kayaks off the little shore lip we have, I have always wanted to put in a little dock to make it easier to launch and tie up our kayaks/canoe. I could just buy something of course...
  4. Electrical
    I have a camp on a lake in New England, with a boathouse and a large dock. The lake freezes in the winter and, unless protected, the pilings get locked into the ice and likely damaged during Spring thaw. It's protected by four submerged circulators (Aquatherm and Ice-Eater are two trademarks)...
  5. New Member Introductions
    My wife and I bought the house of her dreams a few years ago. It is a historic home in Southwest Michigan on the St. Joseph River. It was owned by her grandparents for about 40 years (1960-1999) and left the family in 2004. To make a long story short, it was sorely neglected for five, maybe...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I have a dock. The supports are round pilings (think telephone pole). I want to mount low voltage surface lights of the type seen in this link: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202025777/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053 on the side of each piling to provide...
  7. Building & Construction
    I have a 30 years old boat dock that is rock solid made of some Iron\steel. it is showing some slight aging and rust at areas that are closer to touching water, I plan to replace those pieces with galvanized steel. But my question today is more related to the Floats. Recently, the corp of...
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    The 5x20 dock on our pond is about 30 yrs old and is shot. The pilings are old telephone poles that have served their purpose but need to be replaced. I like having a year round-dock, but we're in Ohio and at times the ice gets up to 15" thick so I need something robust that won't pull up...
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