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DeSmet. And you? Thanks for the comments. ...

DeSmet. And you?

Thanks for the comments. I am very proud of how the project turned out. It was well worth the time put into it.
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Deck Complete - Wanted to Share some Pics

My deck is finally complete and just awaiting final inspection. Thanks to everyone for their help in answering my questions.

Here are the pics:

The old deck - ...
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Here in Webster Groves, MO, a 2x2 is permitted as...

Here in Webster Groves, MO, a 2x2 is permitted as long as the edges are rounded. I was going to us my router to groove the 2x6, but it's height is 41" above the stairs, making it 3" too tall to meet...
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attaching handrail

I need to attach a 7 foot long 2x2 cedar handrail to the deck since the 2x6 cedar top cap won't meet local codes as a hand rail on stairs. I was going to fabricate a couple of mounts using scrap 2x6...
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Use a water level to get it level around corners....

Use a water level to get it level around corners. I'd be more than happy to explain, but you can probably do a google search and get a great explanation on how to make a water level ($5 or less...
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I just finished my deck with 2x5/4's laid 45...

I just finished my deck with 2x5/4's laid 45 degress to 16" O.C. joists and it is very solid. I still haven't had the final inspection done, but the initial drawings were approved with this design....
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Just curious, what type of material is included...

Just curious, what type of material is included in that $4800? The only reason I ask is that $4800 doesn't seem all that unreasonable with the price of wood these days, especially considering the...
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I fogot I started this thread over 2 months ago. ...

I fogot I started this thread over 2 months ago. I went with the big box store since the couple of local lumberyards I checked out could not even get in the same ballpark as the big blue store. We...
07-03-06, 05:42 AM
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Posted By wubears71

Brand new Carrier requires a hard start?

We just had a brand new carrier system installed at our house on Friday - A/C Model 38EZG036, Coil CNPHP3617, Furnace 58CTA70-1-12.

On Sunday, the compressor would not kick on even though...
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I would agree. Back when I was in maintenace, we...

I would agree. Back when I was in maintenace, we tried rebuilding an old shop compressor and my crew did everything "by the book." When it was all said and done, the thing never worked right and we...
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I specifically have the Bostitch PN100K and it...

I specifically have the Bostitch PN100K and it has a magnetic nose that actually holds the nail head in place, making it very handy. You simply put the nail in theto the nose, line the nail up with...
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Posted By wubears71

Get a palm nailer. They only cost between...

Get a palm nailer. They only cost between $75-$100 and are very flexible. I purchased one last week to finish assembling my deck framing using simpson hangers and 10D galvanized nails and it made...
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Posted By wubears71

In the last month, I purchased both and use them...

In the last month, I purchased both and use them together. I purchased the Dewalt DW708 Sliding Mitre Saw (It's been replaced by the DW718, but you can still find the 708 on-line for $200 less and a...
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Just to give everyone an update, I purchased 3...

Just to give everyone an update, I purchased 3 new simpson bases and installed them and the wobble went away completely. The bottoms of the 3 anchors were slightly warped, which was giving me the...
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Posted By wubears71

I figured things would stabilize, but the other...

I figured things would stabilize, but the other posts are so stable, the wobbly ones concerned me.

Unless someone else says different, I will not worry about it.

[QUOTE=deckgrasshopper]Wow...
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Posted By wubears71

Wobbly post using simpson post base

On my new deck build, 3 of the 14 posts are a bit wobbly. They are all 6x6 PT posts ranging in height from approximatly 3' to 4' and rest on a 12" diameter concrete footing and are tied to the...
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Posted By wubears71

That's what I thought. Thanks for the...

That's what I thought. Thanks for the clarification.
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Posted By wubears71

Attaching railing post to deck - lag screw or bolt?

First off, thanks for the help on my deck design. It was approved by the inspector with no issues.

When attaching the railing post, do you reccomend using lag screws or lag bolts?

My deck...
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I went with the DW708. It was too hard to pass...

I went with the DW708. It was too hard to pass up at the price and was still $60 cheaper than buying the 718 at Lowe's with my 20% off coupon.
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Posted By wubears71

I did some checking this morning and I can buy a...

I did some checking this morning and I can buy a brand new Dewalt DW708 for under $500. With that being said, should I go with the DW708 or the DW718.

Thanks in advance.
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Posted By wubears71

Thanks for the info. There was no way I would...

Thanks for the info. There was no way I would purchase this saw without a stand.
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Posted By wubears71

Is the Dewalt DW718 really that bad?

I will be purchasing a new Miter Saw in the next week or two. It's my new tool for the deck I am building.

When I first started looking at Miter Saws, I was set on buying the Dewalt DW708 based...
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Posted By wubears71

Thanks so much for the great feedback and it got...

Thanks so much for the great feedback and it got me thinking. I went back and removed the center beam and redid the post spacing on the main beam. In addition, I spaced the joists 16" on center...
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Posted By wubears71

Thanks for the feedback. The decking will be...

Thanks for the feedback. The decking will be laid diagionally, which I thought required 12" joist spacing. Am I wrong here? If so, I'd would prefer going 16" for the same reason as you stated -...
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Posted By wubears71

Sorry, the picture is now fixed.

Sorry, the picture is now fixed.
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