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Forum: The Mud Box 07-20-2019, 11:55 AM
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Posted By netrate
decking step question - which wood to use?

A year ago when I started this project, I was being what I thought was proactive and bought wood in advance for my wrap around step. This would be a single step only.

I purchased:
2x6x16 - 4...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-04-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
It will be on the inside of the skirt under the...

It will be on the inside of the skirt under the deck. I am not sure if the pressure treated says "ground contact", I just purchased the only pressure treated 2x4 they had at HD. Also it will not be...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-04-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
yes, it is Pressure Treated and I am also...

yes, it is Pressure Treated and I am also painting it with Behr premium weatherproofing stain (two coats).
...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-04-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 86
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Posted By netrate
I was thinking since the 2x4 would be sitting in...

I was thinking since the 2x4 would be sitting in the ground that the stone dust might be better for leaching of the moisture from around the 2x4 while it is in the ground. The pro desk at homedepot...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-03-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
oh sorry : ...

oh sorry :
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/quikrete-crushed-stone-dust-25kg/1000149538
Forum: The Mud Box 07-03-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
STONE DUST or NOT?

I am still unsure about using STONE DUST. The pro desk at HD said just pack the 2x4 (that sits behind the skirt horizontally on the ground) is better to pack in with just dirt since it needs to be...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-03-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
they were be placed horizontally as per the...

they were be placed horizontally as per the attached picture. This is not my deck, rather a pic that is similar to what mine will look like. The cedar will run along the ground (and probably be an...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-02-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
what would you suggest I treat it with? I would...

what would you suggest I treat it with? I would like it to last a lot longer than 5 years...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-02-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
should I treat cedar?

I am going to put some cedar around the bottom edges of the Skirting of the deck to prevent the grass edger from scratching up the paint on the skirt. This will form a bottom edge to the skirt that...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-22-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
I have started trenching under the deck for the...

I have started trenching under the deck for the skirt - this is where I will put the 2x4 (I have gone back to listening to your instructions). Should I put stone dust down before I put in the 2x4? ...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-13-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
My apologies, I meant the 2x2's. I would drill...

My apologies, I meant the 2x2's.
I would drill a hole in the 2x2 and stake it that way. 1x1 would be much too small.
Forum: The Mud Box 06-12-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
I am considering sandwiching the bottom of the...

I am considering sandwiching the bottom of the skirt between a set of PT 1x1 instead of the 2x4. I will dig this sandwich about 4 inches into the ground (with aluminum spikes too). This way it might...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-10-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
The deck is 16 X 20. So I am trying to think...

The deck is 16 X 20.
So I am trying to think how to keep the 2X4 that bottom out the skirt from warping?
Forum: The Mud Box 06-09-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
Should I fasten the 2x4 at the bottom to...

Should I fasten the 2x4 at the bottom to anything? dig a trench for it?
It is also to keep the animals from going underneath and making homes there...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-09-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
The skirt board is going to be PT fence board...

The skirt board is going to be PT fence board instead.
Forum: The Mud Box 06-08-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
Advice - covering up the underside of the deck

I am going to be using fenceboards to cover the underside of the deck. I would like some advice on how to best secure them to the ground

1) should I dig a trench and how deep?
2) If I do dig a...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-08-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
Here is the corner pic. I would like something...

Here is the corner pic. I would like something like a table corner protector to hide this.
Forum: The Mud Box 05-31-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 86
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Posted By netrate
Deck corner protectors /covers?

Has anyone heard of such a thing as a deck corner cover or protector? I guess it would be similar to a corner protector for a table (for children not to hurt themselves). I have the edges of my...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-01-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
They are posts for a gate.

They are posts for a gate.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-01-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
It will be left swing toward the person.

It will be left swing toward the person.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-01-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
Hinge question

I know this might seem like a simple question, but I really want to be sure. Where does the hinge have to go when connecting up a gate? I have a pic attached to show what I mean. Which one:
1, 2...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-18-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
I would like to leave it out in the sun but if it...

I would like to leave it out in the sun but if it rains then I am back at square one. It has been in my garage for about 1 month or so now.
Forum: The Mud Box 09-18-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
Is there a way of determining if pt wood is ready...

Is there a way of determining if pt wood is ready t accept a stain? I know that someone once said 6 to 8 weeks of drying out in a garage but I also heard at least a season or more. I'm going to be...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-15-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By netrate
The gate needs to be resized, top and bottom...

The gate needs to be resized, top and bottom rail. I have two pictures, one put together (they just slide in) and one taken apart to show where it need to be cut shorter.

I wish I didn't have to...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-15-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,997
Posted By netrate
Thorough answer, thank you.

Thorough answer, thank you.
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