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Old 07-07-2020, 06:49 PM   #1
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I couldnt talk the owner out of breaks in the rail. The rail set up has multiple return miters and a couple 45 degree. I was not happy with the joints or connections the last time I did it and am looking for better method for tight joints like this one.

https://www.deckmart.ca/Timbertech-Drink-Rail-3.JPG

Im wondering if dowels or splines would hold alignment then dont screw into the miter but close to it at the rail. I almost never get a board that isnt cupped either.
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Just think. You could build a deck or get the tool. Probably the same price

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Striplox Mini 60. You can use a biscuit jointer with them

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Maybe flip bolts with glue?
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I think that wasn't correct. School the customer on the fact it will open and close on a rail. No miters on the deck.

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I think that wasn't correct. School the customer on the fact it will open and close on a rail. No miters on the deck.

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Im going to have to wait till fall for the temperatures to cool down enough to start with a snug miter.

That dam picture is a lot to live up to
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Domino and Domino connectors.

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I've used what I have heard called a pillow joint (so that's what I call it).

The joint is a butt joint, the board that is butted into the other board is rounded over to match the board radius.

I may have a picture somewhere, been a while since I did a deck.

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Not entirely sure what you're asking but..... You could use a 4 x 4 sleeve and 2x decking, you could even go 5" sleeves and clip a 5/4 board to stop at caps or have a small revel cruising over the top. They even have 7.25" boards for more nosing overhang. And even a larger post.
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The amount of expansion and contraction on the length of the boards is also concerning in between post caps. You would have to fit them snug on the hottest days and schedule for it.
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Glue it.
Have a glue in mind? I will contact technical support to see if they recommend or know.

Didnt like the flip bolt idea huh?

I feel like I would need to drill a little bit a large a hole under the railing to allow movement sliding and float the miters. What ever I come up with will be better to move as an assembly than separate pieces.
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Well no one liked the Striplox idea, so I reject your flip bolt idea
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So I'm told Timbertech won't have the trim rings for the post sleeves and drink cap until early to mid August but they have no idea on time table for aluminum balusters and the drink rail itself.

So the job is going no where this summer
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Maybe it's a woke culture sabotage.
Never know. After I saw ford employees looking to pressure management into stopping police car's which is their thing
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In fact I have to wonder how these major companies didn't build up inventory before March with spring around the corner.

I have other issues too like mail stuff WTF

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