I'm having an Ipe deck installed on the 24/7 and I want to use a hidden
clip system. I have looked at the EbTy but here in the UK they are
£120 ($200) for a box of 100.
I have found another type of clip distributed here
but wondered if this would work with Ipe. They say it's suitable for
all hardwood but I have heard Ipe is too dense for this type of system.
Any advice would be great :)
My advice, reread the site information about the product. I could not find
the claim that they say it's suitable for all hardwood as you stated. I
did see that it is suitable for hard woods and soft woods. That is not the
same as all hard woods. If you reread you will find that they indicate that
it functions well with woods such as bangkirai or OAK. I suspect that these
two woods are similar and probably at about the limit of hardness that will
work properly. Ipe is about 3 times harder than oak.
To be sure, give them a call and indicate to the that Ipe is 3 time harder
than Oak, I am guessing they will want you to predrill or not use the clip