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Under deck ventilation

Any pros want to weigh in on this? I have a rear deck in a backyard that's east facing and the bulk of the day is in the shade. It's where most of the rot occurred on the decks I just resurfaced....
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Posted By chouse

Man I wish we had those composite prices in...

Man I wish we had those composite prices in Canada. Here a single 16' deck board if you go with a basic brand costs at the minimum 5 times more than wood! Posts and rail systems get even crazier from...
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Ah ok I looked again and found the product you're...

Ah ok I looked again and found the product you're referring to but again the manufacturer instructions still state it must be primed and painted
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Posted By chouse

No I looked it up and all I saw was a product...

No I looked it up and all I saw was a product called Smartside Panel made by LP. Then I checked the manufacturer install instructions and it said must be painted.
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Posted By chouse

My main issue with that LP panelling is the...

My main issue with that LP panelling is the manufacturer says it still has to be painted anyway. The current plywood panelling has been sitting there for decades with old stain on it and still looks...
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Posted By chouse

Side it or paint it?

I have a 27x27 detached garage. It's on a concrete pad and framed by reclaimed wood which is rough but actually pretty solid. Roof is in great shape. But the walls are simply plywood panels....
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Posted By chouse

Ok according to those figures I already have the...

Ok according to those figures I already have the ledger board flashed and the deck boards are slightly below the last row of siding. They didn't appear to make any mention of running any kind of seal...
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Posted By chouse

Where deck meets siding?

Installing new deck boards but before I did I ran flashing tape along my ledger boards. Now I'm thinking of running vinyl quarter round all along the surface of the deck where it meets the siding (I...
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Posted By chouse

Best spray on deck sealer?

I'm constantly busy so I'd much prefer a penetrating deck sealer I can just apply with a spray, AND can simply be reapplied without having to strip or sand. Im ok with washing but that's iit.On...
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Posted By chouse

I'm not sure how far along you are at this point...

I'm not sure how far along you are at this point but are you entirely replacing your deck boards and rails with composite? If so I'd urge you to consider a stone patio instead. Done right stone blows...
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Posted By chouse

One Time deck sealer?

From what I've been reading it's well rated, long lasting, and actually penetrates well, it appears to be one of the few products still around that hasn't turned into garbage due to government VOC...
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Posted By chouse

Preventing butt joint rot

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This is the hexagon I'll be laying out. The last one's biggest rot issues were where the ends of the 2x6 butted against each other for every...
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Posted By chouse

Ok thanks. Sorry I Know I sound paranoid but I'm...

Ok thanks. Sorry I Know I sound paranoid but I'm just really leery about making the same mistakes the original builder did which led to me having to do this job in the first place 😉
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Posted By chouse

No this isn't that newer brown pressure treated...

No this isn't that newer brown pressure treated micro pro sienna type stuff you're talking about. That didn't exist when this deck was built, just the green stuff. This literally looks like the same...
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Posted By chouse

No you're correct.Just frame then plywood panels...

No you're correct.Just frame then plywood panels that's it. It's an old garage like 1972. Cement pad is ground level. That's why I'm thinking a Blueskin membrane barrier covered by a pressure...
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Posted By chouse

How to stop water coming in base of garage?

I have an old detached garage that's basically a cement slab at ground level. The exterior is just decorative plywood panels over a wood frame. Whenever deep snow melts the water comes into the...
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Posted By chouse

Apparently not. I'm not sure what it is but it...

Apparently not. I'm not sure what it is but it appears to be 2x6's that have all been coated with some kind of brown stain. All the cross beams for the hexagon where the deck board ends will butt...
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Posted By chouse

I don't honestly have a better answer to that...

I don't honestly have a better answer to that than to say I read it was a good idea. So other than maybe the ledger boards don't bother?
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Posted By chouse

Deck frame exposed to rain

I'm ripping up the deck boards to be replaced by new ones and after tomorrow the weather man says rain non stop for 4 days in a row. I wanted to put flashing tape on top of all the joists and ledger...
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Posted By chouse

Definitely option 1. It's just too easy to simply...

Definitely option 1. It's just too easy to simply swap posts out years down the road if required when you have them resting on Sono tube anchors. I once did a really dirty deck support job on a house...
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Posted By chouse

Just going to repeat the same advice I gave the...

Just going to repeat the same advice I gave the other peeling deck guy's post. Don't use stuff that's a "surface film" on a deck. It'll peel. Or in my case, trap moisture causing not just unsightly...
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Posted By chouse

Good luck. If you're going to agree to letting...

Good luck. If you're going to agree to letting him use that product you'll need it.
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Posted By chouse

Please for the love of God do not allow him to...

Please for the love of God do not allow him to use that stuff again. As others have already mentioned it's a nightmare product. It WILL peel regardless of prep and regardless of how good your...
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Posted By chouse

So I'm not staining my deck but...

Decided to make a new post since my other was kinda veering off topic a little and also because I've had a change of mind. I'm at the last stages of replacing all of the deck boards and rails on 3...
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Posted By chouse

5 years was mentioned in my 3rd post in this...

5 years was mentioned in my 3rd post in this thread but thats easily missed. thanks for the advice. Although I'm probably going to have to brush it on due to the layout
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