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Old 05-31-2015, 06:03 PM   #41
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I know I'm not part of your weird little deck builders club but it's kind of difficult for you guys to say I'm wrong when a bunch of us do it and TWP recommend it. Carry on though as it's amusing. Kind of shows how little you know your jobs.
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:06 PM   #42
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I know I'm not part of your weird little deck builders club but it's kind of difficult for you guys to say I'm wrong when a bunch of us do it and TWP recommend it. Carry on though as it's amusing. Kind of shows how little you know your jobs.
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Barri, think about it. If you're using enough pressure to force dirt granules out from in between wood fibers, you are distorting them in order to do that. Stripping old stain and sealer, even more so.

Just because you haven't noticed the damage doesn't mean it's not taking place.
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Barri, think about it. If you're using enough pressure to force dirt granules out from in between wood fibers, you are distorting them in order to do that. Stripping old stain and sealer, even more so.

Just because you haven't noticed the damage doesn't mean it's not taking place.
As I have said already pressure washing give me a much better finish quality than not pressure washing. TWP recommend this also and there's a bunch of responses on the TWP with hundreds of people asking why the deck restore didn't work very well and the answer is always did you pressure wash and they all say no then they pressure wash and it's perfect. If you that close your tearing the wood fibers part then your doing it wrong. If you can't control that from happening then yes don't use a pressure washer. I have tried both ways and for me pressure washer gives a vastly better quality strip and clean.

What's funny is people always getting crap on this forum for not following instructions yet in this situation I and many others are being told don't listen to them!
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How is staying that far away from the decking any different than a hand sprayer hooked up to city water ?

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If you consistently do nothing but blindly follow manufacturers' instructions without doing your own homework and often coming up with better/more efficient ways to do things, you're not the builder I thought you were. Those instructions are written for the masses, not the pros who know what they're doing.
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How is staying that far away from the decking any different than a hand sprayer hooked up to city water ?

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I keep my pressure washer around 6inches from the deck with a green tip on old decks and a white tip on new decks. My faucet is at 100psi and it has no where near the same affect as the pressure washer.
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If you consistently do nothing but blindly follow manufacturers' instructions without doing your own homework and often coming up with better/more efficient ways to do things, you're not the builder I thought you were. Those instructions are written for the masses, not the pros who know what they're doing.
Like I have said I have tried numerous methods to clean and strip decks. Deck restore, brightner and pressure washer gives vastly better results. I'm sticking with it no matter what anyone thinks on here.
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Barri, think about it. If you're using enough pressure to force dirt granules out from in between wood fibers, you are distorting them in order to do that. Stripping old stain and sealer, even more so.

Just because you haven't noticed the damage doesn't mean it's not taking place.
Distorting and damaging are the same? Damage is a negative. Pressure washing properly doesn't damage the surface. Just competed a 1400 sq ft refinish. Stripped the old with stripper and a power washer. No damage to the deck and it will look beautiful for years.

John claimed that you don't need to strip before using TWP. That flies against common sense, manufacturers instruction and industry best practice. We all know that one can get away with doing things against the grain for their entire career, it doesn't mean that is wise to recommend or push as a good method.
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Like I have said I have tried numerous methods to clean and strip decks. Deck restore, brightner and pressure washer gives vastly better results. I'm sticking with it no matter what anyone thinks on here.
Its obvious your professional experience shouldn't be considered.
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Distorting and damaging are the same?
Go bend a nail a couple of dozen times and get back to me.
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Its obvious your professional experience shouldn't be considered.

Of course not. You got to be part of their little society.
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Go bend a nail a couple of dozen times and get back to me.
I didn't say that you couldn't distort to the point of damage but there is a reason we have the two separate words in our language.

Distort means to change from the original or natural state.

Damage means to harm.

I've bent many nails while driving but they weren't damaged. They still drove in just fine and will perform their intended function.

I may distort the wood fibers but they will still accept stain and look great for years.
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how do i clean a dirty power washer?
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I think that Barri needs a new pressure washer. If I hold my tip within 6" of a redwood deck, I'll tear it up. 12" min. with a green tip.
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I think that Barri needs a new pressure washer. If I hold my tip within 6" of a redwood deck, I'll tear it up. 12" min. with a green tip.

I do need a new pressure washer. Already got my eyes on a kranzle thanks.
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I think that Barri needs a new pressure washer. If I hold my tip within 6" of a redwood deck, I'll tear it up. 12" min. with a green tip.
..i think you been in the sun too long...
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tom... although i find your poignant observations Top Notch,,I worry that you question Redwoods Nozzle acumen
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...but then again,,, i'm not in the deck club either
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