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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-17-2012, 04:37 AM
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Posted By aron searle
That's not the fault of the material, if the...

That's not the fault of the material, if the boards are properly conditioned and installed, warping should not occur. Splintering generally only happens with cheap nasty material, you either bought...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-16-2012, 05:55 AM
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Posted By aron searle
Timber swells when it picks up moisture, but only...

Timber swells when it picks up moisture, but only in the thickness and not the length, generally it will become tighter in the post or crack the concrete, and not push up.

If it has lifted up, and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-05-2012, 08:55 AM
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Posted By aron searle
vertical cracks in posts and newels as shown can...

vertical cracks in posts and newels as shown can be ignored, they are just drying fissures and do not effect the strength.

If it is treated timber, rather than naturally durable timber, then the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-05-2012, 08:48 AM
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Posted By aron searle
Clear finish = yearly maintenance. Cedar is...

Clear finish = yearly maintenance.

Cedar is naturally durable, so can be left to weather and turn grey, but this isn't to everyone's taste. But this will only require the odd stiff broom brush...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-05-2012, 08:38 AM
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Posted By aron searle
Urine contains amonia, which stains the timber,...

Urine contains amonia, which stains the timber, sometimes a strong alkaline can remove it (white vinegar), it's a bit hit and miss though and can make the stain darker.

There is a product called...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-05-2012, 08:31 AM
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Posted By aron searle
Generally with hardwood decking, you want to make...

Generally with hardwood decking, you want to make the holes bigger than the shank of the screw by +1mm, to allow the boards to expand and shrink. Ipe is a very strong timber, and when this isn't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-05-2012, 08:23 AM
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Posted By aron searle
Firstly check the condition of the beam with a...

Firstly check the condition of the beam with a screwdriver or 1mm drill bit. If the screwdriver can be driven into the timber, or the drill offers no resistance, it's knackered.

Assuming it's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-05-2012, 08:17 AM
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Posted By aron searle
(Thread necromancy) Ipe is a very strong...

(Thread necromancy)

Ipe is a very strong timber, a softwood substructure is fine, but you need good long screws in case the ipe wants to move, and so appropriately deep softwood joists. The only...
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