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Old 02-25-2004, 12:17 PM
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I was told that you use Triple Zinc Hardware for this new stuff. Apparently the new pressure treated wood has a chemical that causes rust. Triple zinc hardware is more $$$ also.
 
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I was told that you use Triple Zinc Hardware for this new stuff. Apparently the new pressure treated wood has a chemical that causes rust. Triple zinc hardware is more $$$ also.
Why not use stainless?

I guess I've been living at the shore too long.
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I don't know. Is stainless more expensive?
 
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Old 02-25-2004, 12:42 PM
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I don't know. Is stainless more expensive?
Probably. But it will last forever and if you're concerned about appearence you'll never have a rust stain that is caused by the fastner.

A few years ago I found a stainless ring shank nail that held almost as good as a screw. If you tried to pull the the decking material it would pull the head of the nail through the wood before it would bull the nail out. Best part was they loaded right into my air nailer.
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Old 02-25-2004, 01:06 PM
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we did the new plastic stuff called brock its real nice,
check it out.
white clean no rot no screws nails etc
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white clean no rot no screws nails etc


What! no nails screws, ect
 
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Old 02-25-2004, 01:24 PM
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this is my gangway to the dock from deck i have no pics of the deck but u can get an idea there are metal rails that sre and then the top boards snap down its sweet..
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Old 02-25-2004, 01:37 PM
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One material I have not seen discussed here is called Timber Tec, I used it to deck my house. It is a tongue and groove type man made material. It is always cool to the feet and no screws show. I had the deck put down four years ago no problems yet.

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OK screw it. Form it up get some re-bar and do it in concrete, and never have to worry about it again.
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Another aspect of the Trex and like materials for decking is that there are special screws that should be used that will eliminate "mushrooming" of the material when the screw is installed. The screws also come color matched to the decking.

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