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Old 05-28-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
 
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Is there any thing better than PT lumber for the joist and post?
its on a fresh water lake and will be using Trex decking to match house
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Old 05-28-2006, 03:55 PM   #2
 
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I built mine with stainless steel posts. Of course, everything I do is a bit 'overkill' but when the lake rose to dangerous levels, seems
Ms. Overkill's pier was inundated with all the neighbor's boats.
Also, it had wheels and sat on rails so removing it was a peach!
Oh...fresh water lake, as well.

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PVC posts with rebar and concrete are popular here. Jet them down as far as possible or prudent before filling. You will need hydraulic cement until you are above the waterline, some folks may differ on this.

PT is still your best bet on crossmembers and any stringers.

The deck surface can be whatever the customer wants to afford. Be sure to have this selection prior to doing the substructure. Some of the plastic stuff says 16"OC but should be on 12's here.
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:39 PM   #4
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Trimax Structural Plastic Lumber. Check it out.
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Does it need to be removed in winter???

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Is there any thing better than PT lumber for the joist and post?
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Does it need to be removed in winter???
no it will be perment and it will be above the water most of the time acept for waves splashing its in Ohio so the lake will freze though it did not this year
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just built a 60' long by 3' wide (collect boats). I used pt for framing and timbertech for decking. If you are going to use floats check out e-bay, I found a vendor that sells for about 1/2 of the price of the boat stores......just check for shipping damage before you sign for them.

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