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Old 08-05-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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Client can afford composite decking and I wonder if it is slower to work with. Will my saw blades dull faster. My best decks are installed with small crown 2" staples with either treated or cedar 5/4. Clean finished look and no cupping and fast install time is hard to beat, but my client want composite and I have no idea if my labor will go skyhigh do to learning curve
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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How many decks you built with those staples?

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How many decks you built with those staples?
That was MY question too....
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Nah, I recommend calling in a pro deck builder that specializes in composite decking and sub it to him, the client will get a better finished product.
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My best decks are installed with small crown 2" staples
I prefer the 1 1/2". I don't like too much penetration into the joists.

Seriously though... hire a professional.
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Client can afford composite decking and I wonder if it is slower to work with. Will my saw blades dull faster. My best decks are installed with small crown 2" staples with either treated or cedar 5/4. Clean finished look and no cupping and fast install time is hard to beat, but my client want composite and I have no idea if my labor will go skyhigh do to learning curve
A PT deck installed with finish staples, lol.
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Maybe this guy is onto some amazing way of doing things... I insist that someone prove to me that this is not a superior way to install decking....
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Maybe this guy is onto some amazing way of doing things... I insist that someone prove to me that this is not a superior way to install decking....
You trying to start something Rob?
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You trying to start something Rob?
Nope, I'm just trying not to be closed minded about hackish err... other techniques...
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I bet they are blind staples, for that flawless PT look.
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Please tell me you also finish nail your spindles and use a framing gun for your framing. I bet you build those things quick!!
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Maybe this guy is onto some amazing way of doing things... I insist that someone prove to me that this is not a superior way to install decking....
I think I saw Mike Holmes do it this way so it must be right.
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I wanted to try staples on my thermally modified wood deck (hardwood not syp) as you don't get any movement to speak of from the deck boards. Faster and basically hidden, got to like that... However brother inlaw talked me out of it. The pressure treated SYP framing is still going to move no matter what and staples will probable not hold. But love to see this guys results after a year.

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Staples....used to install deck boards....of any kind.



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oops I was looking for carpentry threads, not DIY...
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Stainless steel staples + pl premium would probably work fine for a quick cheap pt deck
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Stainless steel staples + pl premium would probably work fine for a quick cheap pt deck
Prove it!
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Staples....used to install deck boards....of any kind.



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I bet mike holmes would do it...
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Stainless steel and PL is too spendy.....

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