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Forum: Decks & Fencing 02-27-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,322
Posted By redwood
That should tell you something, right there. If...

That should tell you something, right there. If it was a cakewalk, they would have grabbed it.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 02-26-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,498
Posted By redwood
I built a lot of decks back in the day with deck...

I built a lot of decks back in the day with deck to wall spacers and ledgerloks. All these projects were solid wood sidings or T1-11. In most cases, it saved having to tear back the existing siding...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 02-26-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
Posted By redwood
Having installed a few cable railing projects in...

Having installed a few cable railing projects in a past life, your governing limitation on post spacing will be the cable. Thicker cables will span farther with a big increase in cost, as well. ...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-03-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By redwood
First off, I never wore flip flops to a job site,...

First off, I never wore flip flops to a job site, never. Sandals yes, a lot.

Pioneer is on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada's. Population of around 1,100. I'm at 3500'. Somewhat...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-02-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 34,390
Posted By redwood
I'm doing OK. After looking through this thread,...

I'm doing OK. After looking through this thread, I started to miss some of the excitement and challenge of those big hillside decks. It's been 4 years since I tackled one of those.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-02-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 34,390
Posted By redwood
So how big is that deck going to be and how high...

So how big is that deck going to be and how high off the ground. It looks so small compared to the one's I used to build. JK:whistling
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-02-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By redwood
Hi Everyone

I've been gone for a few years, but I think I'm back.

Since I'm now retired though, I have nothing to add to the conversations.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-28-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,703
Posted By redwood
Hey Mike, I don't feel I fit in here any longer,...

Hey Mike, I don't feel I fit in here any longer, since I've retired. I'm now a DIY.

It's been a while since I had a DeWalt 12", so I can't say for sure, but I imagine they are close. My saws...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-26-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,177
Posted By redwood
I agree, that can be a strong railing, but that...

I agree, that can be a strong railing, but that was in the old days before there were any required specs on railings. No doubt it would have to be engineered and they might discount any strength...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-24-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,177
Posted By redwood
We aren't allowed to notch railing posts here. ...

We aren't allowed to notch railing posts here.

Why can't you through bolt. Top bolt through the joists/beam and bottom bolt through the post. Can you wrap the deck in a wider fascia?
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-20-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,491
Posted By redwood
Party pooper.

Party pooper.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-18-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,817
Posted By redwood
Some of you folks are talking like the materials...

Some of you folks are talking like the materials you are purchasing today are the same as those that were used 20-30 years ago. That is absolutely wrong.

I would definitely treat Cedar and...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-16-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,341
Posted By redwood
May I ask what the price range for those houses...

May I ask what the price range for those houses are, Steve.

I'm a native Ca. and I have no issues with Detroit.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 06-01-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,872
Posted By redwood
Here is a decent article on staining a deck. He...

Here is a decent article on staining a deck. He does mention using a pressure washer.

http://bethepro.com/ultimate-guide-for-how-to-stain-a-deck/
Forum: Decks & Fencing 06-01-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,635
Posted By redwood
Ethan mentioned the threaded rod technique, which...

Ethan mentioned the threaded rod technique, which I think works well.

I would carry the post down as far as you can and bolt through to whatever you can.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-31-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,872
Posted By redwood
Barri, you really need to go back to the...

Barri, you really need to go back to the beginning and read what I have said. You are embarrassing yourself with some of your inaccuracies.

I'll go back and see where you first mention that you...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-31-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,872
Posted By redwood
I know I am a hack, but that comes with...

I know I am a hack, but that comes with experience.

The reason I am aware of what a pressure washer can do is that I had to learn my lessons. Luckily, I learned from them. I've also seen plenty...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-31-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,872
Posted By redwood
Now where did I say I damaged the wood. I...

Now where did I say I damaged the wood. I reiterate, I know how to use a pressure washer. I assume that you don't use soap when you shower to clean yourself.

I am going to go out on a limb and...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-29-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,366
Posted By redwood
Given the parameters of the initial post, I don't...

Given the parameters of the initial post, I don't think a legal set of stairs could be built.

As for how I layed out stairs, I always start with the total rise, divide by 7" and that gives me the...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-29-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,366
Posted By redwood
Anyone that is actually trying to figure out how...

Anyone that is actually trying to figure out how to lay out stairs, should delete this topic and start over. Stair layout is not really that difficult. They either work or they don't and you have...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-19-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,393
Posted By redwood
Sorry I'm late, back to the corbels, I design...

Sorry I'm late, back to the corbels, I design them with one of my cad programs. Usually I can print them out to scale and cut them out with scissors or a knife. Then I transfer them to a piece of...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-07-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,808
Posted By redwood
We have used the Thrulocks and they are great,...

We have used the Thrulocks and they are great, but the length can be problematic. In this case, we had to countersink them and then bondo the holes. Not that big a deal as the fascia was getting a...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-07-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 34,652
Posted By redwood
I pretty much use closed stringers, we don't get...

I pretty much use closed stringers, we don't get much snow here. They add some strength, as well.

We did do some composite stairs, wrapping the risers, like Cali does.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-02-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,319
Posted By redwood
All I can say is that I had a pile of ipe...

All I can say is that I had a pile of ipe cutoffs, laying directly on the ground for probably 10 years and I did not see one piece that looked rotten. I cleaned them up with a little sanding and...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-30-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,808
Posted By redwood
I was just thinking about Fastenmaster. They...

I was just thinking about Fastenmaster. They have one of the best T-shirts our there, in terms of quality. And that goes for most of their products, as well.
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