Estimating deck screws

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Estimating deck screws

HELP ! Anyone out there have a formula for estimating the amount of screws for redecking 240 sq.ft. of decking ?
 
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Old 05-30-09, 01:56 PM
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2 screws per joist x number of joists/ledger x number of deck boards. Assuming 6" decking.
I think most places have signage or its on the box of how many screws per pound.
 
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800 screws in the field plus 2 per board across one end. This is for 16 in OC joist spacing.
 
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What type material are you redecking with? Very important.
 
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Timbertech composite ,xlm
 
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Look for the composite deck screws. They have dual pitch threads with #2 square drive. They also set themselves below the surface without mushrooming.
 
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