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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-13-2013, 06:25 PM
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Posted By deckman2
That's not surprising. Was it exceptional pizza?

That's not surprising. Was it exceptional pizza?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-08-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By deckman2
You know what they say. Variety is the spice of...

You know what they say. Variety is the spice of life.

I'm fortunate to live by the two top BBQ joints in Texas, #1 Coopers in Llano & The Salt Lick in Driftwood which is my favorite. They...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-08-2013, 02:54 PM
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Views: 2,140
Posted By deckman2
Since I've lived in Texas since '75 and have...

Since I've lived in Texas since '75 and have eaten BBQ during all those years I find it odd you say it's mainly beef & we don't do a lot of pork. Most all BBQ joints I've been to here offer, brisket,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 09-05-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,175
Posted By deckman2
Biggest I have ever built was 10,000 sq. ft.,...

Biggest I have ever built was 10,000 sq. ft., that was a commercial deck. Done several in the 2500 sq. ft. range for homeowners.

Wow, just watched that video. Bogus tips there mate. First of all...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-05-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By deckman2
I'll second the taller ladder where you can get...

I'll second the taller ladder where you can get your shoulder behind it. A cordless impact driver would prolly help too.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-02-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By deckman2
The bigger the beam the less support post needed....

The bigger the beam the less support post needed. A doubled up 2x8 is going to require post every 5' or 6'. Whatever you do, don't use particle board in between the boards. Particle board will absorb...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-02-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By deckman2
Did he give you the lowest prices?

Did he give you the lowest prices?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-02-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By deckman2
The PT means it was pressure treated, that's the...

The PT means it was pressure treated, that's the only way they treat southern yellow pine, you can tell by the color of the wood also. Usually there will be a sticker on the ends of the boards...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-01-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By deckman2
Special tools are not required to work with ipe,...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-01-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By deckman2
I hate to disagree but I would think cedar would...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-01-2007, 09:39 AM
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Views: 2,336
Posted By deckman2
There are about 65-70 companies making composite...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-01-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By deckman2
For folks that do not want the maintenance the...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-01-2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By deckman2
Cca Lumber

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...
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