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Anybody know what happened to Certainteed Boardwalk Decking??

I put in a massive (49'x16') deck about 4 years ago using Certainteed Boardwalk decking (tan color). I am now looking into building a small set of steps at another part of the house and I have found...
01-19-09, 07:43 PM
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I was just at Lowes today and asked about the...

I was just at Lowes today and asked about the minimum purchase to get the blower for free. It's 20 bales to get it free. Otherwise it is a $20/day rental ($250 deposit required for rental).
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Winterizing Slab Foundation?

I have a pleasure property that currently has a mobile home on it. I am investigating replacement options for the mobile home.

The property is located in northern PA, and is subject to freezing...
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Get an right angle hand held grinder with a...

Get an right angle hand held grinder with a cutting disc, and cut the nuts off. Then punch the rest of the bolt out.

Those things work so great, they'll cut through a 1/2" bolt in seconds.
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TrapeEase screws work exactly as advertised. I'd...

TrapeEase screws work exactly as advertised. I'd highly recommend them.

The tan color should match Trex Saddle very well.
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In general, hot dipped galvanized metal is...

In general, hot dipped galvanized metal is recommended for use with ACQ pressure treated lumber.

Outdoor rated plywood is pressure treated, as far as I know.
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Don't fear the vinyl siding. It is extremely...

Don't fear the vinyl siding. It is extremely easy to work with.

You should remove the bottom course of siding and install the ledger board directly against the solid wood of the band joist.
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Some composites get hotter then others. Alot of...

Some composites get hotter then others. Alot of it has to do with density of the composite, as well as color.

A denser (heavier) composite will absorb more heat and will be hotter to the touch. ...
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Sounds like the building company messed up. ...

Sounds like the building company messed up.

Like Hellrazor said, Trex boards are "crowned" so that water rolls off. They were probably not installed with the right side up.

Also, Trex...
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I've seen Choicedeck at Lowes, and as far as...

I've seen Choicedeck at Lowes, and as far as fading goes, I think it will fade a lot.

When it comes to composites and fading, it is generally the wood portion of the composite that fades. From...
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I was told by the place I bought my Boardwalk...

I was told by the place I bought my Boardwalk from that Certainteed used virgin, not recycled PVC in Boardwalk. One of their major concerns about the use of recycled plastic was the non-uniformity...
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No offense Lefty, but you're way wrong on this...

No offense Lefty, but you're way wrong on this one.

Eon IS plastic. My neighbor used it for his deck. Suprisingly, it does fade a bit. Also, he did not follow manufacturer instructions when...
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I just thought I'd chime in that I'm in PA and I...

I just thought I'd chime in that I'm in PA and I know at least 2 people off the top of my head who have used dekbloks to build their decks. Both of them got permits, as far as I know.
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Follow the manufacturer's instructions to a tee. ...

Follow the manufacturer's instructions to a tee.

I do not have experience with Weatherbest, but for other composites (Trex, Boardwalk) the max railing span is also 6'. IN ADDITION, you must...
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I have no experience with Profection. I am...

I have no experience with Profection.

I am currently 90% finished with my deck and am using TrapEase screws with Certainteed Boardwalk composite decking and am having no trouble whatsoever. The...
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I would recommend a Paslode cordless framing...

I would recommend a Paslode cordless framing nailer. Best money my dad ever spent. :)

Their TLN nails are rated for use in ACQ lumber.

I've shot several thousand nails through this gun,...
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Good deal on 1/2"x8 carriage bolts

I thought I would share a little money saving tip with everybody.

I'm in the process of finishing the decking on my deck, and I needed to purchase 1/2" carriage bolts to put the posts up. I had...
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concrete slab for deck steps

I need to pour some type of concrete foundation for my deck stairs.

The stairs are 6 feet wide. I live in PA, and the guidelines provided by the township show that the concrete footers for steps...
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Did you use blue or red chalk? They said on...

Did you use blue or red chalk?

They said on DIY channel that the red chalk is permanent. I've never used anything but blue myself.
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Perhaps I'm misunderstanding you, but I thought...

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding you, but I thought that the french drain pipe was inside the foundation, not outside. The purpose is to channel water that gets inside the foundation to the sump pit. ...
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"Recommended joist size" - well, that depends. ...

"Recommended joist size" - well, that depends. Joist size and spacing is a function of joist span. The longer the span, the larger the joists and/or closer together the joists will be. There are...
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1. What is the railing made out of (composite,...

1. What is the railing made out of (composite, wood, pvc)?
2. How far apart are the rail posts (4', 6', 8')?
3. Do the rail posts bolt to the outside of the rim of the deck, or do they go...
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Cutting composite decking - how many teeth on saw blade?

I'm curious which works better for cutting wood-plastic composite decking (Trex/Timbertech/Boardwalk). Fewer teeth on the saw blade (ripping blade) or more teeth (finish blade).

I have both 32...
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That entire site is nothing but a big...

That entire site is nothing but a big advertisement for Geodeck and offers absolutely no proof to the claims that are made. The only useful piece of information is the link to the class action suit...
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Uneven joists at rim joist on my deck

I was wondering how others have dealt with the situation of having uneven joists at the rim joist of a deck.

The problem is due to the differences in the sizes of dimentional lumber. The 2x10s...
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