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Last Activity:10-01-2007 10:55 AM
Posted in thread: Ipe Hardness? and Fasteners... on 10-01-2007 at 09:55 AM
Special tools are not required to work with ipe, just good drill bits/blades. A handheld 3/8
drive drill works fine for drilling holes & installing screws. I recommend using Headcote
screws #8x2 1/2",...
Posted in thread: I live in Florida. on 10-01-2007 at 09:45 AM
I hate to disagree but I would think cedar would be a poor choice for florida. Why? Beacuse
florida is flat so most decks would be low to the ground & because of the moisture, lots of
Posted in thread: So Many Options on 10-01-2007 at 09:39 AM
There are about 65-70 companies making composite decking now with more coming into the market
every week it seems. Most are similar tho some are definately better than others. Trex imo is
one to stay ...
Posted in thread: Coposite Vs Wood decking. on 10-01-2007 at 09:28 AM
For folks that do not want the maintenance the composites are a good choice, tho I perfer wood
because it looks better imo. The company that makes a product that actually looks like wood
will make a k...
Posted in thread: Pressure Treated? on 10-01-2007 at 09:20 AM
The EPA still allows cca to be used to treat lumber, just not in sizes normally used for
decking or playscapes. 2x6's & smaller can not be treated with cca, but 2x8's & up can be. Most
6x6's & large t...
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