Replacing the Wood


Old 08-28-00, 05:11 AM
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Our deck is over 10 years old (it was there when we bouhgt the house, which is 20 yrs old). Much of the wood we walk on is warping, nails are popping; but the foundation and rails are in good shape.

Does it make sense to just replace the 'floor' of the deck? Is so, what kind and size of wood (2x8?). We live in Chicago.

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Old 08-28-00, 05:26 PM
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I'll assume that the joists are 16" o.c. (on center). You can replace just the existing deck boards with either 5/4 x 5 1/2 CCA or 2x6 CCA.

Do not nail the new boards. Screw them down. Use either yellow zinc or "No Corrode" type 3" square drive screws.

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[This message has been edited by More than a Carpenter (edited August 28, 2000).]

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