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Old 03-24-00, 02:32 PM
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Last summer a very strong wind flipped a glass table on my deck, and it shattered into as many pieces as it possibly could. I got up as much as i could from between the boards with a shop-vac, chisel, hammer and screwdriver, etc. There is still a good bit of glass between the boards. The deck is not even 6 years old and I would hate to pull up the boards. I also have 3 children under 5. Do I just keep them off it for life, put down outdoor carpeting (if so, how?) or is there some way to get out the glass?
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Old 03-24-00, 07:13 PM
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Try an old hand saw with coarse teeth to cut between the boards it may push the pieces out the bottom or pull them up to the top.>>>>>>>>>>>>>John
Old 03-24-00, 07:45 PM
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Measure the cost of cut little feet against replacing a few boards.

When you flip the boards over (it may be possible) you can reuse them.

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Old 03-28-00, 10:12 AM
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Please don't think I would ever chance even one cut little foot. That's why I posted the question; to see if there was a way to get rid of the glass before anyone got hurt. Thanks for your replies, I'll be prying those boards up as soon as the weather breaks.
Old 04-27-00, 06:12 AM
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It may be too late for this approach, but my thoughts are that your homeowner's insurance might pick-up some of the costs associated with replacing your deck boards. Of course, you will have your deductable subtracted from the estimated costs. (Your insurer may in fact cover the loss of your table).

What do you have to lose... Contact your insurance company.
Old 04-27-00, 01:05 PM
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I may have missed something here, but I got the impression that you wanted to get the glass out from between the boards, but I see almost everyone is talking about putting down new boards. If the deck boards are screwed down, just unscrew them, kick out the glass and re-screw them with a longer screw. If nailed down just pop them off. Unless your boards are rotten, there is no need to replace your deck boards. You just want to remove the glass. Try the saw trick first. Good Luck

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