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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-31-2010, 05:19 PM
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Posted By thedeckbarn
Build the deck 1st because you can stand on it...

Build the deck 1st because you can stand on it and install the door. Doors and widows are usually 80" from the header. So measuring down should be simple. Oterwise drill a hole from the inside to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-31-2010, 05:15 PM
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Posted By thedeckbarn
The best way to lay a herring bone is to 1st make...

The best way to lay a herring bone is to 1st make sure the frame is square. Take diagonal measurements, of the opposing corners if they are the same the deck will be square. 2nd block your framing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-31-2010, 04:55 PM
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Posted By thedeckbarn
2x6's will definately sag on a 15' span. You...

2x6's will definately sag on a 15' span. You need 2x12's 16" o.c. I would go 12"o.c. if I was doing it.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-31-2010, 04:52 PM
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Views: 986
Posted By thedeckbarn
http://www.thedeckbarn.com/howto-buildadeck.aspx ...

http://www.thedeckbarn.com/howto-buildadeck.aspx Here is a how to that will give you the formulas you are looking for. There were made by The American Wood Coulnci.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-31-2010, 04:43 PM
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Posted By thedeckbarn
The beams are usually knotched into the post. ...

The beams are usually knotched into the post. The post are 6x6's. The beams are nailed together to form 1 piece. Cut the top of the 6x6's so they are flush to the top of the beam. The joist run...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-31-2010, 04:30 PM
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Views: 937
Posted By thedeckbarn
Check this out: ...

Check this out:
http://www.thedeckbarn.com/products/product01-0101-001001-1.jpg

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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-31-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By thedeckbarn
Florida with all that sun? Here in Michigan we...

Florida with all that sun? Here in Michigan we are replacing cedar floors after only 10-11 years. I think treated wood if you can get kiln dried [because of the shrinkage}. Other wise some of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-31-2010, 04:22 PM
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Views: 2,347
Posted By thedeckbarn
we have aluminum

we have aluminum
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-31-2010, 04:20 PM
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Views: 1,081
Posted By thedeckbarn
Composite for the floor and cedar for the pergola

Composite for the floor and cedar for the pergola
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-09-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By thedeckbarn
you will need or should probably go to an...

you will need or should probably go to an engineering site to see if that is available. Might try a university also
steve scholl
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-09-2010, 06:04 PM
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Views: 687
Posted By thedeckbarn
All decks should be supported by post underneath...

All decks should be supported by post underneath the frame. At the house AND at the end.
Almost all the codes I know of are requiring it anyways. You can go to my web site www.thedeckbarn.com Go...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-09-2010, 05:56 PM
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Views: 899
Posted By thedeckbarn
Concrete pad on gravel will probably work well. ...

Concrete pad on gravel will probably work well. Gravel will compact very nicely and the water will drain from it. You will still need a concrete pad for the displacement of the weight of the post. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-09-2010, 05:49 PM
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Views: 1,957
Posted By thedeckbarn
I would take the deck boards back and get 18'...

I would take the deck boards back and get 18' boards. It is a copmmon length for most lumber yards. Maybe not the box stores.
steve scholl
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-09-2010, 05:46 PM
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Views: 795
Posted By thedeckbarn
All decks need to be supported by direct...

All decks need to be supported by direct bearing. Post under the deck. Any other way requires engineering and that is not a fool proof science or we would't have bridge collapses. Should you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-09-2010, 05:36 PM
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Views: 789
Posted By thedeckbarn
The support for a deck is from the post under...

The support for a deck is from the post under neath it. Each 5 gallons of water weighs about 65lbs. If I was doing your job you would get 2 more rows of posts and beams underneath the space where...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-09-2010, 05:21 PM
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Views: 865
Posted By thedeckbarn
2x10 will do the job fine. Whether you are 16"...

2x10 will do the job fine. Whether you are 16" o.c. or not has a lot more to do with the decking than joist span. To simply change to 12" oc because you will get a greater span due to what the table...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-09-2010, 04:32 PM
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Views: 1,000
Posted By thedeckbarn
The concrete should be taken out period. The...

The concrete should be taken out period. The concrete moves thats why lines are scored in it and expansion joints are used.
By setting your deck on top of the concrete, the expansion or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-09-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By thedeckbarn
All decks need post to support them. They should...

All decks need post to support them. They should never be attached to the house, and than support post only at the end, or away from the house. Direct bearing is the only way to go. Check out the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-09-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,887
Posted By thedeckbarn
http://killerdecks.com/photos/trex39.htm ...

http://killerdecks.com/photos/trex39.htm

I've been installing decking for 25 years. Most people want composite on the floor and top cap of the rail. The rest, railing and fascia is usually...
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