My house came complete with a very large handicapped ramp for one of the previous residents. The frame is old splitting PT but the deck is all trex. And theres a TON of decking, so I want to save all the decking for future shenanigans.
Unfortunately for me, all of the decking is held together with those pain in the ass square headed screws. Not only are they square headed, but their threading is at two different rates, so they really wedge in and do not want to come out.
So I have the S2 bits for them that I can use with a power drill or with my giant sized socket wrench. I even ground the tip a little so its totally flat, so it could really get in there and grab the screw. And I also use a small nail to scrape the dirt out of each screw. But it's still really difficult to remove these things. Each deck board has 10 screws each, and there seems to be at least one that strips or gets stuck in every board.
I really want to save all of these boards though, so I don't want to just chop the whole thing up. Any tips?
Here's a pic. These ones happen to look particularly clean and properly-sunk. Most are dirtier, beat up a little more and sunk deeper than they should be into the wood.