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Old 10-08-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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Was helping my brother do a deck demo job today. Homeowner left a bug zapper on and in the middle of the night the whole corner of the building was in flames including half of her deck. Thank God no one got hurt.

Love how the 4x4 post which was burnt to a crisp was still standing holding up the structure.

Another image shows what happens when amateurs building decks. When we took the ledger down, there wasn't even tar paper behind it... You can see how sheeting and box beam got deteriorated because of that.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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Prime candidate for steel frame and aluminum decking, it'll never do that again. Stucco the house while you're at it.

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Prime candidate for steel frame and aluminum decking, it'll never do that again. Stucco the house while you're at it.
That would be nice... but it's a townhouse association, so it's going to be all PT lumber again to match the rest.
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Burned PT and vinyls really stinks! Lucky it didn't start by the wall, it would have climbed and burned the whole end off.

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Pretty good stop by the FD, couple more minutes and it would've been in the eaves.
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It's amazes me how little structure can be left and the structure still stands.
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Fire is an amazing thing, they were lucky.
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Fire is an amazing thing, they were lucky.
No, if they were lucky the deck wouldn't have burnt down.
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It's amazes me how little structure can be left and the structure still stands.
Until you touch it

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