I am installing an Eon Deck (plastic cedar 5/4" deck boards) and am
about 1/2 finished (about 300sq.ft. down). The deck boards are
attached to joists using hard rubber T-clips to create a hidden
fastening system. Each new deck board covers the previous row of
T-clips. About 650 screws required so far. The problem is, the deck
squeaks and pops in various places and I don't know how to fix it.
Eon has a Forum for problems like this but I've noticed that the
solutions they post, such as loosening or tightening the T-clip screws
are not possible because the deck boards are only 3/16" apart and the
T-clip screws are inaccessible.
I've posted to their forum with as much technical information as I can
provide but my post hasn't been added to the forum yet (It's already
been a half week).
Is anyone out there installing an Eon deck?
Are there any solutions to the pop and squeaks?
I can't imagine removing most of the 650 screws just to fix one "too
tight" screw. What happens when I then reinstall the 649 screws?
Any help or advise would be appreciated.