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Calidecks 10-02-2014 09:22 PM

Composite Deck with Outdoor Shower
 
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This is the third outdoor shower this year possibly a new trend?
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Dan_Watson 10-02-2014 09:27 PM

Extremely common out here in every shore town. I just wish we got to build more of them instead of plopping premade vinyl ones up.

Calidecks 10-02-2014 09:35 PM

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Extremely common out here in every shore town. I just wish we got to build more of them instead of plopping premade vinyl ones up.

I did that one in three days. I used it as an in between job filler.

bmcquin 10-02-2014 09:35 PM

Looks sharp!
I've yet to use that color, I like the look of it.

Calidecks 10-02-2014 09:45 PM

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Looks sharp!
I've yet to use that color, I like the look of it.

Trex will be introducing a new color in the near future as well. It's gold something. Not sure exactly what it will look like.

EthanB 10-02-2014 10:07 PM

I get calls and emails about one that I posted on my website but most people balk at the price. It was $8k. I can certainly build a nice one for less but they usually want THAT one for less.:rolleyes:

This summer I finally got a call from someone that loved it but wanted something vinyl and a bit less expensive. I'm starting it in a week.:clap:

There should be a good market out here for them so I'm going to try and do up a couple more pages on my website about them this winter.
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CITY DECKS INC 10-03-2014 10:25 AM

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I did that one in three days. I used it as an in between job filler.

I call them "HOT JOBS" love. I put an old claw foot tub in previous house on roof top of course.

Calidecks 10-04-2014 01:19 AM

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The Trex newest color is Havana Gold. I am also hearing all their decking lines will be going to an 1/8" gap. Evidently people were complaining 3/16" - 1/4" gap was too big
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ArtisticDecks-Bob 10-04-2014 12:34 PM

Shower
 
Mike, I really like your shower.

I have a huge sunken jetted corner bath tub in my house.

I am going to tell my wife, or I will let Brian from Houston tell her, that you built the shower I want in our house. It has that California influence.

mako1 10-04-2014 02:09 PM

Nice work and I really like the color.I'm just starting to get into composites these last couple of years.Small town (20K) with another town the same size within 10 miles.
Really a lot of high end homes for the size.People around here just still sem to be stuck on the price of pressure treated but getting tired of the maintenance.
As a pro that uses composite all of the time,what material do you really like?Not just bang for the buck but something that really lasts?
Thanks in advance for any info.
I'm a remodeling contractor both interior and exterior and not do a lot of decks in a year but have over the years.Lots of decks and porches this year and would like your opinion so may be able to check out some better materials.

Calidecks 10-04-2014 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by mako1 (Post 2105892)
Nice work and I really like the color.I'm just starting to get into composites these last couple of years.Small town (20K) with another town the same size within 10 miles.
Really a lot of high end homes for the size.People around here just still sem to be stuck on the price of pressure treated but getting tired of the maintenance.
As a pro that uses composite all of the time,what material do you really like?Not just bang for the buck but something that really lasts?
Thanks in advance for any info.
I'm a remodeling contractor both interior and exterior and not do a lot of decks in a year but have over the years.Lots of decks and porches this year and would like your opinion so may be able to check out some better materials.

Fiberon.

bmcquin 10-04-2014 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ArtisticDecks-Bob
Mike, I really like your shower. I have a huge sunken jetted corner bath tub in my house. I am going to tell my wife, or I will let Brian from Houston tell her, that you built the shower I want in our house. It has that California influence.

Bob, I have no desire to meddle in your problems...... 😉😉

bmcquin 10-04-2014 09:36 PM

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The Trex newest color is Havana Gold. I am also hearing all their decking lines will be going to an 1/8" gap. Evidently people were complaining 3/16" - 1/4" gap was too big

I like that color and the 1/8" gap as well. I've never been a fan of the large gap Trex required

Calidecks 10-04-2014 09:49 PM

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I like that color and the 1/8" gap as well. I've never been a fan of the large gap Trex required

It's not just Trex that requires the larger gap. However I'm not going to use the 1/8 inch gap it's a debris trap.

Calidecks 10-05-2014 01:30 AM

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I like that color and the 1/8" gap as well. I've never been a fan of the large gap Trex required

I do want to say I get a lot of people asking if I can close up the gap a little. So at least there will be that option, and personally I too think a smaller gap is a better look. :thumbsup:

deckman22 10-05-2014 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Californiadecks (Post 2106253)
It's not just Trex that requires the larger gap. However I'm not going to use the 1/8 inch gap it's a debris trap.

Ain't that the truth, a bigger problem with wood than composite decks tho. I've torn down more decks than I care to count that were tightly gapped & all rotted on the edges cause of the debris that sets in there promoting rot.

All man made decking I install gets a speedsquare space between boards.

EthanB 10-05-2014 08:32 AM

I can see using the smaller gap on an elevated deck but only if there aren't any trees nearby. If Trex is going to offer the smaller gap you'd think they would get around to wrapping the bottom.

Calidecks 10-05-2014 10:30 AM

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Ain't that the truth, a bigger problem with wood than composite decks tho. I've torn down more decks than I care to count that were tightly gapped & all rotted on the edges cause of the debris that sets in there promoting rot.

All man made decking I install gets a speedsquare space between boards.

I also use my speed square. I use the ones with the sliding degree bar so I can pull it out easier.

deckman22 10-05-2014 11:15 AM

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I also use my speed square. I use the ones with the sliding degree bar so I can pull it out easier.

I've seen those but have never bought one for myself. Are they tapered? Not sure what makes them easier to pull out as I have had to tug on mine more than once.

Third time looking at this thread & the picture finally showed up, nice.

Calidecks 10-05-2014 11:18 AM

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I've seen those but have never bought one for myself. Are they tapered? Not sure what makes them easier to pull out as I have had to tug on mine more than once.

Third time looking at this thread & the picture finally showed up, nice.

Because the slide can be adjusted to hold the square tip up in the air when it's in the gap. I have 3 just for spacers.http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14...8ddba00a63.jpg


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