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    04-21-2014, 04:05 PM
    That's a mess. Don't try to put a bandaid on it....by the time you finish repairing all of that, you could build a new one and it would be code...
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    04-18-2014, 12:18 PM
    mtc replied to a thread Deck Stringer in Structure
    K Brown yes you can.....meant that to begin with...sorry. You will still need to rip that 2x12 down some so you won't have such an overhang, and...
    3 replies | 84 view(s)
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    04-15-2014, 02:26 PM
    mtc replied to a thread Tile on elevated deck? in Design
    You're very welcome, and good luck with your project!
    4 replies | 205 view(s)
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    04-14-2014, 03:07 PM
    mtc replied to a thread Deck Stringer in Structure
    Use a 2x10 for your tread, crown up, and your treads won't bow. Use a 1x6 to close in the gap...you may have to rip that 1x6 down some, but will...
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    04-12-2014, 03:15 PM
    mtc replied to a thread Tile on elevated deck? in Design
    Your question brought to mind a concrete tile deck that I had been admiring from Deck and Drive Solutions out of Iowa, I believe. We haven't...
    4 replies | 205 view(s)
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    04-04-2014, 03:47 PM
    I have to travel down south a lot with my own business, and have seen a lot of people there use the Olympic Rescue It...wood and concrete resurfacer....
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    03-31-2014, 01:18 PM
    Bnesbitt, looks like your proposal made the magazine. What was the outcome of your proposed railings? The reason I ask is that I came across a...
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    03-27-2014, 12:31 PM
    mtc replied to a thread Genuine Mahogany From Fiji? in Design
    Well said Sawzall. Have always appreciated your point of view.
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    03-26-2014, 03:05 PM
    Hi Chris, Yes, there are many so called exotic hardwoods used as decking material. Quite a few claiming to be IPE seem to fall short on dimensional...
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