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Old 02-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #81
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Nope. Water is probably at least 600 meters down the slope.

Boat is at the marina and H.O. owns property on a nearby island and there is talk of us doing a log home/cabin there, however.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:26 PM   #82
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You're a lucky man being able to build in that environment.
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That project is wild man. Good work.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:58 PM   #84
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awsome engineering and execution
very impressed
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Thanks Guys.

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Now thats a deck.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:45 PM   #88
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My phone camera can't do it justice, but for those that missed this,
here is a view from the top of the scaffolding, which is around 3-4 feet below the deck.
That's incredible. It looks like a painting rather than a photo.

Great thread & very nice work, Winchester.
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Thanks guys.

Starting decking tomorrow.

South Corner


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West Face



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Now that is a secure rail post and rim !

Looks like your about ready to soak the whole thing in the green death.

Way to go Ryan. Now that its all up in the air I can see all the bomb proof detail.


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Built like a brick.

Railroad tracks in that first pic? How often do they come through?
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Railroad tracks in that first pic? How often do they come through?
I've only seen a handful since I started. Mostly those pickups with the special wheels. Local dogs seem to take their own walks down the tracks quite often.
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wow... are those phd's holding the band board and posts on? That is one hell of a job!
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phd?

Anyway, missed a few pics from the other side, angled portion of the deck.

Get these in before I start showing photos with the decking down





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You all get all the nice cedar. I never see clear post like yours in the pic.

It looks like your framing lumber is typ not doug fir with the little holes that I thought was used on the west coast.

Looking forward to the finished pics.
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It looks like your framing lumber is typ not doug fir with the little holes that I thought was used on the west coast
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Hem-fir is incised here, just like Douglas Fir. Douglas fir is usually prefered because it is a little more stable and stronger, though I beleive that hem fir takes preservatives better.
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Hem-fir is incised here, just like Douglas Fir. Douglas fir is usually prefered because it is a little more stable and stronger, though I beleive that hem fir takes preservatives better.
Sometimes the hem-fir I get is incised, and sometimes it isn't, depends on which lumber yard I go to, I guess

I had previously learned that incising reduces the lumber strength by up to 30% though I have never seen anything in span tables or code books concerning that and it has never been an issue. Just thought it was strange when I heard it that nobody talks about it.

Douglas Fir: In my span tables D-fir has no real advantage unless you are using SS.
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is that a steel beam the joists are bearing on?
I am not sure why incising would reduce it so greatly. a bunch of little cuts equals 1 big 1 i guess
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is that a steel beam the joists are bearing on?
I am not sure why incising would reduce it so greatly. a bunch of little cuts equals 1 big 1 i guess
No, that's flashing on a built-up wood beam.

Incising, you're slicing the wood fibers that give the wood strength, so it makes sense it would effect the integrity, I just don't know why an engineering book would say that but then it is never brought up in code regulations or span tables.

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