HIdden fasteners for composite decking


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Old 04-21-17, 02:44 PM
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HIdden fasteners for composite decking

I had an interesting experience with a deck we resurfaced. The customer chose Veranda with the hidden fasteners. All material delivered to site. Nice. We were about 1/3 of the way through using their fastener system, fighting every step of the way trying to get a 12' wet noodle lifted at a 45 degree angle to engage the fastener when another contractor/friend stopped by to see how it was going. He tossed me a Trex fastener and said "that would speed you up by 200%". What difference it would make if I had them.

Has anyone else an opinion on either of the fasteners??

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Old 04-21-17, 02:58 PM
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Haven't used those but I have used the kreg deck jig and ultradeck hidden fasteners... they are kind of like the trex ones. Basically like a #20 biscuit that you put a screw in the center of.
 
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Old 04-21-17, 03:25 PM
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Yeah, the Trex fastener maintains the 1/4" of space, but allows you to lay the decking flat and just slide it over the protrusion. Easy peasy. Thanks Veranda for a good lesson.
 
 

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