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Old 05-19-2016, 06:58 PM   #21
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I remember when nobody had decks. And suddenly, it was like they had just invented the hula-hoop.

18% interest rates meant damned few people were buying new houses, but plenty wanted to do upgrades, and back then, folks had savings accounts.

(For those wondering what they are, both hula-hoops and savings accounts can be found using Google)

Heady times.
All 2"x6" decking back when I started out.It was a long day driving galv spikes through them suckers.Being the youngest on that crew,they left all the back nailing to me while they built railings.
I remember interest rates in the 20's around that time.

Great seeing materials evolve,but PITA trying to figure what's going to last without issues.Glad this site is here to get broad feedback on what everyone else uses before making some choices.
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:34 PM   #22
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All 2"x6" decking back when I started out.It was a long day driving galv spikes through them suckers.Being the youngest on that crew,they left all the back nailing to me while they built railings.
I remember interest rates in the 20's around that time.

Great seeing materials evolve,but PITA trying to figure what's going to last without issues.Glad this site is here to get broad feedback on what everyone else uses before making some choices.
Those fkn cold-dips drove HARD too!

Keeping abreast is why I'm here.

This resi I'm doing now, I specced for steel and composite. No way am I putting up with the crap the hanger/fastener mess is causing with the new PT, only to have it bite me in the ass 4-5 years down the road.
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Those fkn cold-dips drove HARD too

Keeping abreast is why I'm here.

This resi I'm doing now, I specced for steel and composite. No way am I putting up with the crap the hanger/fastener mess is causing with the new PT, only to have it bite me in the ass 4-5 years down the road.
Had my pier inspection today,asked the BI about this problem.He had no idea what I was referring to.
So I'll just use the Head Locs and line the hangers,have HO keep an eye on the joist nails.
Probably do a notched post beam connection with galv carriage bolts that can get replaced down the line if needed.

If anyone has the ultimate solution to this fastener degradation,I'd like to hear it!

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