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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-09-2012, 12:33 PM
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Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Thanks, will do

Thanks, will do
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-07-2012, 07:22 PM
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Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Thanks again for the good advice. I bought...

Thanks again for the good advice. I bought Sikkens Cetol 1 today. I plan on applying 1 coat to all sides and cut ends before I lay the decking, followed by 2 additional coats... as suggested by the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-06-2012, 05:18 PM
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Views: 994
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Cedar Deck Staining/finishing Questions (new deck)

I've decided to go with cedar decking on my deck project. I've located a local small lumber yard that focuses on deck and outdoor wood projects; I looked at their stock today and ordered 5/4x6...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-06-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,149
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Gary My blocking is within the 'every 8''...

Gary

My blocking is within the 'every 8'' rule and based on what I've read and other comments, I'm satisfied the blocking is OK.

I've used DCA6-09.pdf as a reference from early in my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 11-28-2012, 06:37 PM
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Views: 2,149
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Here's a pic of the end tag... Am I OK? 4570

Here's a pic of the end tag... Am I OK?

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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 11-27-2012, 10:27 PM
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Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Joists are pressure treated.... I'm in San...

Joists are pressure treated.... I'm in San Antonio, btw.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 11-25-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,149
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Hmm, I can get 5/4 x 6" cedar for a little more...

Hmm, I can get 5/4 x 6" cedar for a little more than PT. I like the looks of cedar and the fact that it will take a stain better than PT.

I plan on re-treating the decking every two years......
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 11-24-2012, 10:52 PM
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Posted By RockyMtnBlue
InspectorD, 5/4 x 6 treated is the plan.

InspectorD, 5/4 x 6 treated is the plan.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 11-24-2012, 10:51 PM
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Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Wazzat.... Like you, Im assuming that smaller...

Wazzat.... Like you, Im assuming that smaller joists would be less liable to twist and that blocking every 8 feet is adequate.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 11-24-2012, 05:03 PM
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Views: 2,149
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Thanks for that reference... Seems I'm OK.

Thanks for that reference... Seems I'm OK.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 11-24-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,149
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Blocking on deck joists

Building a 16x24 deck, 16' joists attached at ledger and supported by 2 beams at about 7' and 14' from ledger. I currently have solid blocking at about 4' and 11'. Do I need more blocking?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-18-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,313
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Post and beam detail Roofing paper going in...

Post and beam detail
Roofing paper going in this week


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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-18-2012, 11:16 AM
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Views: 4,313
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Ah, roofing paper... Nice inexpensive solution......

Ah, roofing paper... Nice inexpensive solution... That sounds good. Thanks
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-18-2012, 09:11 AM
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Views: 4,313
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Ps... All cuts are sealed with Anchorseal 2

Ps... All cuts are sealed with Anchorseal 2
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-18-2012, 08:47 AM
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Views: 4,313
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Suggestions for "sealing" double 2x10 beam? ...

Suggestions for "sealing" double 2x10 beam?


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Should I seal the joint along the top between the 2x10? If so, with Construction Adhesive?

Thanks in advance,
Roger
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-12-2012, 11:00 PM
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Views: 4,313
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
FYI - Using anchorseal....

FYI - Using anchorseal....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-04-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,313
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
I will use 4 smaller bolt; i was planning to...

I will use 4 smaller bolt; i was planning to vertically aligned, but your idea of offsetting them vertically sounds good.

I'll do some research on Archonseal vs copper napthanate.

As far as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-03-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,313
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
BridgeMan, I think i understand your "Rim...

BridgeMan,

I think i understand your "Rim Scab", i see how it adds strength. Does this look like what you're saying? Pardon my pencil sketch; it's not to scale.

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Yes, the 2x10 beams...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-03-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,313
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Gary and other, thanks for the feedback. My...

Gary and other, thanks for the feedback. My first project this big. I used the online deck planner from Lowes and I guess I expected more from the city permit process when I turned in my plans. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-03-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,313
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Disregard (can't figure out how to delete a post...

Disregard (can't figure out how to delete a post from iPhone app..)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-03-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,313
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Is this an acceptable alternative? Or another...

Is this an acceptable alternative? Or another 4x6 sistered with 1/2" through bolts, since I already have additional 4x6s.

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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-03-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,313
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
BridgeMan, a 6x6 is possible, but I don't know...

BridgeMan, a 6x6 is possible, but I don't know what a "rim scab" is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-02-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,313
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Securing posts to piers: I plan to use...

Securing posts to piers:

I plan to use concrete expansion bolts and angle brackets with a single 1/2" bolt. Comments?


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The beams will be secured to the posts with two 1/2 bolts in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-02-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,313
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Ledgers: ok to bolt ledges directly to concrete?...

Ledgers: ok to bolt ledges directly to concrete? Should I fill the gap between the concrete and the ledger? Silicone chalk?


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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-02-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,313
Posted By RockyMtnBlue
Thanks for the feedback ... I'm learning...

Thanks for the feedback ... I'm learning something for every post. Question about my beams.. I'm attaching (sistering?) two 2x10s. The book says screws about 24" apart. From comments here, I...
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