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Old 03-16-2019, 10:17 AM   #1
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Any one ever make deck panels out of trex?
I have a client that has some rotting 4 foot sqaure cedar deck panels.
these are on top of a vinyl decking that drains half ass. We are going to switch to trex.
Any suggestions on what to use for sleepers.
Will Trex be rigid enough to pick up the panels? just make the panels smaller?
I havnt used any trex in 4 years.
havnt been my self lately and don't normally have trouble designing. Was a really bad week and could use some help.



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I've built a complete outdoor shower using Trex. Still in prefect shape.


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I've built a complete outdoor shower using Trex. Still in prefect shape.


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"On top of vinyl decking" ?????? hmmmm trex is certain ridgid enough to make panels and durable enough to last. Attaching it to sleepers is another story. I think the trex will outlast the pressure treated sleeper......but people update before things decompose
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I got some on my Google drive I'll dig um up. Its a loyal customer ive had for 10 years so I didn't take any recently.

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"On top of vinyl decking" ?????? hmmmm trex is certain ridgid enough to make panels and durable enough to last. Attaching it to sleepers is another story. I think the trex will outlast the pressure treated sleeper......but people update before things decompose
correction not vinyl decking. Vinyl water proof membrane.

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Any one ever make deck panels out of trex?
I have a client that has some rotting 4 foot sqaure cedar deck panels.
these are on top of a vinyl decking that drains half ass. We are going to switch to trex.
Any suggestions on what to use for sleepers.
Will Trex be rigid enough to pick up the panels? just make the panels smaller?
I havnt used any trex in 4 years.
havnt been my self lately and don't normally have trouble designing. Was a really bad week and could use some help.



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"On top of vinyl decking" ?????? hmmmm trex is certain ridgid enough to make panels and durable enough to last. Attaching it to sleepers is another story. I think the trex will outlast the pressure treated sleeper......but people update before things decompose
Is this for roof? What's the application? I have few ways to do it even rail attachment... Do it quite regularly

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Is this for roof? What's the application? I have few ways to do it even rail attachment... Do it quite regularly

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Just read further up the Post.? Is there existing railings attached to parapet or Deck? I would Skip and install with pedistals they go down as far as 1". Any thing below you add on of rubber or something they also have shims for below an 1". Just need to how Railings work on this and give rest of details and pics. Post a pic if you have

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City is definitely the man for this application.


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only pic I could find on Google drive. loading might have failed. So the top deck that is opened up in the picture was finished 2 years ago by me. whole other story haha.
The lower deck the posts are fastened to the outside of the parapet. has a slope to the pvc drains in the center of the deck . not over living space, just 2 car ports.

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It appears railings are non issue ... Yes ?
Any thoughts on ipe panels I get 2*4 and install them over framing 2' of DBL'd joist. For real structural and easy access m you lay out in brick pattern pargue straight etc.. Never rot and you don't have to to assemble a dam thing. You can pre drill and attach directly to framing.
Or make Trex on 2*4 framing 16' oc. Attachment is fussy because you have framing to go to and it 4 1/2 to framing. That's why I install the home made panels typically over pedistals and screw them latterly as being assembled for lateral strength and add 4*6 blocking for top Mount Rails. That creates a super strong grig. Same thing on ipe panels in rails are needed. If you can trash the framing and helk Bent on Trex do the pedistals and wrapping perimeter with facia to keep secure band only screw the perimeter panels. That you still maintain integrity in a semi grid and keep easy access for roof service.
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only pic I could find on Google drive. loading might have failed. So the top deck that is opened up in the picture was finished 2 years ago by me. whole other story haha.
The lower deck the posts are fastened to the outside of the parapet. has a slope to the pvc drains in the center of the deck . not over living space, just 2 car ports.

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2*4 ipe DBL to create 4*4

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It appears railings are non issue ... Yes ?
Any thoughts on ipe panels I get 2*4 and install them over framing 2' of DBL'd joist. For real structural and easy access m you lay out in brick pattern pargue straight etc.. Never rot and you don't have to to assemble a dam thing. You can pre drill and attach directly to framing.
Or make Trex on 2*4 framing 16' oc. Attachment is fussy because you have framing to go to and it 4 1/2 to framing. That's why I install the home made panels typically over pedistals and screw them latterly as being assembled for lateral strength and add 4*6 blocking for top Mount Rails. That creates a super strong grig. Same thing on ipe panels in rails are needed. If you can trash the framing and helk Bent on Trex do the pedistals and wrapping perimeter with facia to keep secure band only screw the perimeter panels. That you still maintain integrity in a semi grid and keep easy access for roof service. 2*4 ipe DBL to create 4*4

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It appears railings are non issue ... Yes ?
Any thoughts on ipe panels I get 2*4 and install them over framing 2' of DBL'd joist. For real structural and easy access m you lay out in brick pattern pargue straight etc.. Never rot and you don't have to to assemble a dam thing. You can pre drill and attach directly to framing.
Or make Trex on 2*4 framing 16' oc. Attachment is fussy because you have framing to go to and it 4 1/2 to framing. That's why I install the home made panels typically over pedistals and screw them latterly as being assembled for lateral strength and add 4*6 blocking for top Mount Rails. That creates a super strong grig. Same thing on ipe panels in rails are needed. If you can trash the framing and helk Bent on Trex do the pedistals and wrapping perimeter with facia to keep secure band only screw the perimeter panels. That you still maintain integrity in a semi grid and keep easy access for roof service. 2*4 ipe DBL to create 4*4

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Correct railings don't need to be removed.
The slope isn't great, 2 inches at most, but does the job.
ipe panels sound ideal but the client doest want to ever stain.
I might have been over thinking the use of trex as sleepers. Pressure treated sleepers should last a while. Give another coat of preservative and even better.


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Correct railings don't need to be removed.
The slope isn't great, 2 inches at most, but does the job.
ipe panels sound ideal but the client doest want to ever stain.
I might have been over thinking the use of trex as sleepers. Pressure treated sleepers should last a while. Give another coat of preservative and even better.


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It appears railings are non issue ... Yes ?
Any thoughts on ipe panels I get 2*4 and install them over framing 2' of DBL'd joist. For real structural and easy access m you lay out in brick pattern pargue straight etc.. Never rot and you don't have to to assemble a dam thing. You can pre drill and attach directly to framing.
Or make Trex on 2*4 framing 16' oc. Attachment is fussy because you have framing to go to and it 4 1/2 to framing. That's why I install the home made panels typically over pedistals and screw them latterly as being assembled for lateral strength and add 4*6 blocking for top Mount Rails. That creates a super strong grig. Same thing on ipe panels in rails are needed. If you can trash the framing and helk Bent on Trex do the pedistals and wrapping perimeter with facia to keep secure band only screw the perimeter panels. That you still maintain integrity in a semi grid and keep easy access for roof service. 2*4 ipe DBL to create 4*4

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You don't stain/ seal IPE. Let mother nature do her thing and let silver out. Eventually depending on environment it may start to blacken. Relax it's just dirt. Brush on Occi cleaner and Rinse off if it's bad break out the power washer.

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You don't stain/ seal IPE. Let mother nature do her thing and let silver out. Eventually depending on environment it may start to blacken. Relax it's just dirt. Brush on Occi cleaner and Rinse off if it's bad break out the power washer.

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well hot damn my client is going to be happy. He really likes the natual look of wood, but for some reason he doesn't like writing a check for stain and seal every couple years.. haha
I tried selling him on Trex panels for the top deck but he didn't like the look of them.
This ipe will give the look he wants, and with out the hassle of up keep. In the long run I can see the investment paying off vs cutting checks every couple years.
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well hot damn my client is going to be happy. He really likes the natual look of wood, but for some reason he doesn't like writing a check for stain and seal every couple years.. haha
I tried selling him on Trex panels for the top deck but he didn't like the look of them.
This ipe will give the look he wants, and with out the hassle of up keep. In the long run I can see the investment paying off vs cutting checks every couple years.
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Who are you buying them from?

I have gotten quite a few factory direct in the past couple years that I've been very pleased with. Price is Right too.

Even with stain, you can make it last a long time up there I'd imagine cause I can get a good three years out of stains here if I really make an effort to make it last the first year of installation.

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