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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...
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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!
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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...
    3 replies | 98 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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    03-23-2014, 09:49 PM
    mtc replied to a thread Rim joist attachment in Structure
    Have you got a beam there next to the house? If you're not attaching to the house, you're going to need a beam there, as well as out from your...
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    03-23-2014, 09:39 PM
    mtc replied to a thread Bark sides in laminate beams in Structure
    Make sure the inside of the grain is going into each other....
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    03-23-2014, 09:13 PM
    mtc replied to a thread Low deck ventilation in Structure
    Being a female, I like pretty things, so you would still have to make it look pretty, and removing the entire step with no back up plan for...
    1 replies | 132 view(s)
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    03-23-2014, 08:59 PM
    mtc replied to a thread Customer's decking choices in Business
    Good evening Sawzall! Hope you've been happy and healthy. There's members of the website still commenting on this article, so as of earlier, I...
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    03-23-2014, 08:23 PM
    mtc replied to a thread Clubhouse Decking in Finishing Up
    Outdoor Oasis got me curious when I read his post about the Clubhouse decking, so I ordered myself a sample pack. Just filled out the info form on...
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