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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-23-2007, 11:23 AM
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Views: 927
Posted By judel
Wow! I didn't know this existed either! Great...

Wow! I didn't know this existed either! Great link, by the way! I just wonder if it's cost effective though? Maybe wood decks are still so popular since they're cheaper? Does anyone know?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-23-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,394
Posted By judel
Well, I know for sure that if your house is part...

Well, I know for sure that if your house is part of an HOA (yuck, hate those), you have to get permission to add anything onto your house that might make it too different from the other houses in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-20-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By judel
And there is always the option of doing it...

And there is always the option of doing it yourself! That is what I did, and the only help I had was from my mother! Yes, my mother! LOL...I found the plans online and then bought everything I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-20-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By judel
I definitely didn't paint my deck, especially it...

I definitely didn't paint my deck, especially it being a pool deck. Staining seems to work the best...especially a waterseal stain, which also protects the wood. I think it's Thompson's waterseal or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-20-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By judel
Oh yeah, pool decks are great! That's the one I...

Oh yeah, pool decks are great! That's the one I built. I actually had to change the design from a 4 foot pool to a 3 foot pool and made the actual deck smaller. Boy, was that a chore! But look at...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-18-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By judel
This site has some good information:...

This site has some good information: http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/ho_maint/article/0,2037,DIY_13948_2268480,00.html

Try to avoid using pressure washers, which can damage the wood...and avoid...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-18-2007, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By judel
I used pressure treated wood on my deck. Didn't...

I used pressure treated wood on my deck. Didn't have any problems with it and don't know why they would have changed it. Can't imagine the expense of having to upgrade your deck to any changes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-18-2007, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By judel
Yes, 5 years isn't quite old enough for the wood...

Yes, 5 years isn't quite old enough for the wood to be degraded. It could very well be termites, or it could be a species of ant that eats wood (carpenter). I had that problem in my house (luckily...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-18-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,259
Posted By judel
Yeah, I always used either plastic or aluminum...

Yeah, I always used either plastic or aluminum furniture on my deck. Never had wood though! LOL...probably too expensive! Never actually thought that any particular kind was better than any other! ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-18-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,522
Posted By judel
It might be possible that those 6 views thought...

It might be possible that those 6 views thought they might be able to help but couldn't? I know that when I made my deck, I only used anchors. They made the deck as stable as a house. I personally...
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