If he were a professional deck contractor he wouldn't be confused about 5/4 decking which is probably used on 98% of wood decks.
You did not answer my question. :laughing:If he were a professional deck contractor he wouldn't be confused about 5/4 decking which is probably used on 98% of wood decks.
if he were talking about true 5/4 he would likely specify true 5/4. Same as if you were looking for a 2x4. If you wanted true 2x4 you would specifically say that.
The terminology remains the constant, the dimensions of lumber have been the variable. Besides, who wants to call out for a sheet of 23/32 plywood, which in reality is probably 45/64?:laughing:
The same reason folks still say Centigrade even though it was officially changed to Celsius back in the 50's. But I'm with you. We should be calling 'em 3/2 x 7/2's.
It's the same as calling it 1-1/4" but quicker.You did not answer my question. :laughing:
I do not see the need to spend the money for true 5/4" material. I have not seen any problems with any of the 1" material laid on 16" center framing. That said, I am not familiar with Canada, maybe there is some 1" material that is weaker than what I am used to.Guys,
Some of you may think I am brain dead, but I am not. Really....arty:
The 5/4" I refer to is a true 5/4". And the 1" is a true 1"
If that helps.
I know I can do a sample but not sure if putting a couple boards on is going to give the same result as a full deck.