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Old 11-18-2019, 07:30 PM   #1
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What’s everyone’s opinion on spacing when installing PT decking? I think the last time I did one we put it down with no space, so as it dries and shrinks, a space is created.


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What’s everyone’s opinion on spacing when installing PT decking? I think the last time I did one we put it down with no space, so as it dries and shrinks, a space is created.


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Agree - no space.
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No space. And it will be perfect when it dries out.
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Definitely no space.

One of the first PT decks I helped build when I worked for my uncle, we spaced an 1/8th. By the time we were done with the rest of the house, there were some gaps you could almost catch a toe in

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I refuse to install a PT deck, PT wood is no longer the product we grew up with.
Why use PT wood it's really for ground contact why not untreated wood and paint it.
We do not trim a home with PT wood, why not ?.
PT wood shrinks warps fades, it just a matter of time before your work looks like crap.
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I agree with the rest, I never put spacing on PT lumber because it comes with high moisture content and when it dries out you end up with huge gaps.
Not leaving gaps you end up with perfect spacing.

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