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Sand the floor Danielson

I got my hot tub deck together and above a couple of posts, i have some high points. I need to even them out but the only way to do it at this point is to sand the high points down. What is the best sander for the job? What grit do I need?
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Old 01-06-15, 10:57 PM
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Sand the floor Danielson
Probably went over most people's head.

Without seeing what you are working there with we are just guessing. I can picture using a belt sander with several different grits depending on how much you need to sand down.
Having several grit sizes is recommended. 80-120-180
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Old 01-07-15, 03:39 AM
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First question is why do you have high spots? Pictures would help, too.
 
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Sand the floor Danielson
The correct quotation would be, "Sand the floor Daniel-San." San is an honorific in the Japanese language.
 
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How high are the high spots? a hand planer might be a good place to start. If the sanded areas will be covered [not seen] you can just use a coarse grit on the belt sander.


thanks Furd, it definitely went over my head
 
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Old 01-07-15, 07:32 AM
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Jeez, I got the reference right away...and knew it wasn't correct...but also knew our terminology guru would correct it.

On point...I wonder why there are high spots as well.

Might be better to just shim the tub? Most just sit on the FG shell bottom and the surround is purely for looks.

I agree though, belt sander and coarse grit would work best, as long as it's just a small amount needing to be removed.
 
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It's just one board and it's about 1/8th higher than the 2 on either side... t will be covered so I will use the rough grit.. I think the post under that side is what is pushing it higher (it was sledged into place) and sanding it will be alot easier than crawling under the 18" off the ground deck. So, Belt sander and rough grit..
 
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Old 01-07-15, 01:50 PM
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Curious how a post is in contact with deck boards. They should be bolted to beams or joists, or band boards so they don't touch the decking. Sledging it into place tells me it isn't sitting on a footer.
 
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Just hoping that this was a permitted job built specifically for the use with a hot tub and has passed inspection for said use.
 
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pier block with post that is sitting on 6" slab.. Its was sledged under a doubled 2x10joist
 
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Old 01-07-15, 05:28 PM
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Excellent...I have no idea what you are doing. Should you like to enlighten us, for your own safety, here is how to add some pictures. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...rt-images.html
 
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