In north or south carolina over the weekend, the deck, at a rental
vacation house, I think, collapsed with 24 people on it, falling 10
feet. 4 still in the hospital, 2 of them in critical condition, as of a
day or two ago.
The news says "rusty nails".
Wouldn't staiinless steel screws been the right thing to use on an
ocean-front property? Or galvanized screws if there are such
Do people properly use nails for decks? If they had used galvanized
nails,how long before the salt air rusts them? Or does rusty imply
that they were not galvaniized?
And finally, what does salt air mean? The sodium and the chlorine
are both floating in the air? Seems hard to believe, but when I had a
salt-water aquarium, salt would pile up outside the glass, all the way
from the top to the bottom of the 10 gallon aquarium iirc. The water
never splashed or overflowed so how did the salt get outside the
A friend took me sailing, and I woudn't take my new, good camera out of
its bag while on the sea because I didnt want the salt air to damage it,
but I know other people use their cameras on salt-water boats. Don't
they risk damage? He was annoyed at me, because he wanted me taking
pictures of him in his captatin's cap etc.