Spacers For Decking - Page 2 - Decks & Fencing - Contractor Talk

Spacers For Decking

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-06-2010, 08:04 AM   #21
Member
 
C.M.J.'s Avatar
 
Trade: Licensed Residential Builder
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 56
Rewards Points: 75

Re: Spacers For Decking


I love it! Thanks for all the great advice guys! CT sure makes life easier when I run into issues on the job.
__________________
C.M.J. Residential Services llc.
Interior/Exterior Remodeling
Hardwood and Laminate flooring
Decks
C.M.J. is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 08-06-2010, 08:50 AM   #22
Curmudgeon
 
neolitic's Avatar
 
Trade: carpentry/remodeling/"Yes M'am we do"
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Beech Grove, Indiana, Birthplace of the "King of Cool"
Posts: 11,706
Rewards Points: 2,000

Re: Spacers For Decking


Quote:
Originally Posted by redwood View Post
We use heavy strap ties, about 2" wide and various lengths, but we usually use 6' and 5' if we can.
Quote:
Originally Posted by redwood View Post
These are probably a lot cheaper then those spacers and don't take up a lot of space.

We use the MST's. Lay them in, slam the board against them and/or use the bow wrench. Done with the row, grab the strap with the claw of your hammer, and move on.


http://www.strongtie.com/products/co...S-HST-LSTA.asp
Okay, MST means ....
"Mountain Standard Time" to me.
Are we talking about nylon web straps???
__________________
Put your location in your profile!
(Sorry....it seems there really are dumb questions)
neolitic is offline  
Old 08-06-2010, 08:59 AM   #23
Pro
 
BuiltByMAC's Avatar
 
Trade: Deck guy
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,257
Rewards Points: 2,270

Re: Spacers For Decking


Quote:
Originally Posted by neolitic View Post
Okay, MST means ....
"Mountain Standard Time" to me.
Are we talking about nylon web straps???
Click on the simpson link in redwood's post - MST is a type of metal strap made by Simpson.
12 ga. metal is 1/8" thick so sticking one of those metal straps vertically between boards gives you a uniform 1/8" gap.

Mac
BuiltByMAC is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to BuiltByMAC For This Useful Post:
neolitic (08-06-2010)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-06-2010, 09:28 AM   #24
Pro
 
deckman22's Avatar
 
Trade: Retired Deck Builder
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Austin, Tx.
Posts: 4,171
Rewards Points: 2,312

Re: Spacers For Decking


Those straps look like we used for wind braces back in my framing days. Criss crossed they work very well. They work on decks too, besides being a spacer.
__________________
Deckman
deckman22 is offline  
Old 08-06-2010, 10:04 AM   #25
Curmudgeon
 
neolitic's Avatar
 
Trade: carpentry/remodeling/"Yes M'am we do"
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Beech Grove, Indiana, Birthplace of the "King of Cool"
Posts: 11,706
Rewards Points: 2,000

Re: Spacers For Decking


Quote:
Originally Posted by BuiltByMAC View Post
Click on the simpson link in redwood's post - MST is a type of metal strap made by Simpson.
12 ga. metal is 1/8" thick so sticking one of those metal straps vertically between boards gives you a uniform 1/8" gap.

Mac
DOH!
__________________
Put your location in your profile!
(Sorry....it seems there really are dumb questions)
neolitic is offline  
Old 08-06-2010, 10:12 AM   #26
Trailer park boy
 
shanekw1's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Castlegar, BC, Canada
Posts: 4,802
Rewards Points: 371

Re: Spacers For Decking


I use these.


Advertisement

__________________
"Industry without art is brutality"

shanekw1 is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Block Spacers 6stringmason Masonry 47 02-09-2010 02:46 PM
Tile spacers.... worst invention ever. GC-B General Discussion 27 09-08-2009 08:35 PM
tile spacers lazerguy Tiling 20 07-20-2008 07:14 PM
Can you help me to sell tile spacers? shimmerl Contractor Swap 6 04-04-2006 09:21 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?