I have a re-deck coming up and I'm determining the fastening method I want to use and suggest to the HO. They want hidden which I have been looking at, but haven't used before. They have chosen ACQ PT as the material because, like many people in NY, they don't see themselves still living here in 10 years when kids are done with school.
Looked at the CAMO system but there is no way I want to use the tool for PT lumber since it only does one side of the board at a time and it looks clumsy. The other system I looked at is the TC-1S but that looks slow too and unless the material is left lying around to shrink for a couple of weeks, I see potential issues with boards not being tight enough to the decking and the pointed tabs not being embedded deeply enough after the wood contracts in a few weeks time.
SO, I am back to looking at alternatives which will appeal to the owner and provide the speed of installation for me. The Ballistic Screwnail systems looks promising as I have an appropriate stick framing gun and they offer colored heads. I was also looking at the TRIO decking screw as another alternative. The TRIO is readily available so I can try them but the Ballistic Screwnails don't seem to be local and their website doesn't help find a dealer by zip code and I've tried calling them and emailing with no answer ( maybe they took an extended Memorial Day holiday that started yesterday ).
I am in Suffern, NY which is on the boarder of NY/NJ and I see there are a few guys that contribute here that are in this area. Does anyone have a location that these can be obtained?