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Floor boards for deck

Arlene's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Arlene in  Yard » Deck 

My new deck will be 16 ft. wide by 24 ft. long. Will it be okay to run the boards lengthwise (the 24 ft. length)? My joists  ... read more »

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My posts are good, not sure about anchor bolt but bases are rusting out.

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Replacing post base on 12 post on covered wrap around deck.  ... read more »

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Is there a wax or treatment application for protection .

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how do you raise an existing deck

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can I paint decking floor with ordinary paint?.what is hardest wearing? decking paint used previously

barry's Avatar (by Gravatar) by barry in  Yard » Deck 

It has previously been painting with decking paint. Looking for something harder wearing that will last longer. I don't  ... read more »

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My condo balcony is screened, but we can hardly see through it.

Becky 's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Becky in  Yard » Deck 

The screens are old and hard to see through. The mesh is white in places. It will very difficult to replace the mesh.  ... read more »

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Did anyone had a problem with painting wood treated with Jasco wood preservative

Kal's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Kal in  Yard » Deck 

Couple years ago I had my Deck rebuilt. We treated the wood with JASCO Copper Clear Wood Preservative 1st; then built it.  ... read more »

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Raw linseed oil on cedar planking of our deck did not totally absorb into the cedar . . .

Mary Diane's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Mary Diane in  Yard » Deck 

This was only one coat and I put it on pretty thick because two years ago when I did it the cedar sucked up the first  ... read more »

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Can you mix treated wood with ipe wood

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Deck paint peeling after one year. Can I use porch paint over treated wood?

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Had deck redone with treated wood but waited 3 years to put solid grey deck stain on. Prior to staining washed with soap  ... read more »

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My deck is dry and the boards are splintering how can I repair without A new dec

Mike's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Mike in  Yard » Deck 

My deck is old dry and is splintering.....how can I repair it without replacing boards? It is a two level deck....  ... read more »

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does oil deck stain work well even if it became cloudy over the winter

teresa's Avatar (by Gravatar) by teresa in  Yard » Deck 

I stained my deck last summer and left the residual stain in the garage as I had a surplus. It did get down to about 20  ... read more »

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I want to replace my 2nd story redwood deck with a concrete deck. will thatwork?

Jim R's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Jim R in  Yard » Deck 

I have a large redwood deck on the 2nd story of my house. It is approx. 25' x 30' I realize you have to have sloping  ... read more »

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connecting lattice panels on an octagon deck

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My deck is an octagon. We have lattice panels on the bottom and they keep coming out from the T-connectors the contractor  ... read more »

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Answering all questions about timber decking, cladding, fencing & shingles

silvatimber's Avatar (by Gravatar) by silvatimber in  Yard » Deck 

Hi all I would like to offer my assistance to anyone who has any questions regarding using timber for: Decking Cladding  ... read more »

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can you put deep coat over thompson's weatherproofing

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Yard » Deck 

I have thompson waterproofing on my deck - would like to put deep coat on it - will it work  ... read more »

When building a deck on clay soil how wide should the cement posts be

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do i need to remove the5/8 x 6 deck boards before sheeting the deck in plywood

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can i build a ground level deck with stairs and landing with untreated wood and just stain right away.

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Yard » Deck 

There will be no posts in the ground. They will be surface mounted and some with j_bolts.  ... read more »

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