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  • #482296

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    i just picture the universal studios earthquake attraction.. thats the closest ive been to a actual earthquake

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #482307

    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    Oh I hear you on the DIY channel.

    Let’s not pick on the DIY Chanel too much! After all, over ambitious homeowners gain their motivation on DIY, then call us when the project gets out of hand!

    Very true. And they get out of hand far more often then one would think.

    #482398

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    We had anchors specked on a job with posts that were about $150 each. I questioned the architect on the loading and we were able to substitute about $10 in hardware to replace each of them as they were so oversized.

    here we typically set on the post and use a double 2X for the beam which we notch into a 6 x 6 and fasten the o=posts to the beam with bolts to the Fasten Master Thru-Loc.

    #482431

    do you guys use anchors for the post to beam connection. ive only done it once but i know in seismic regions their mandatory.. here its not

    Of course we did, but then we were in the middle of Seismic territory. Think the movie San Andreas. It was less then a mile from my old house and these jobs.

    That’s how you build a deck thumbs up mark .

    I think the anchors make a deck look better, not that you always see them but I like the industrial strength look of them.

    Mostly the clients hate the look is what they tell me . They say it breaks the clean look of the wood structure .

    Always willing to learn .

    #482498

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I think the anchors make a deck look better, not that you always see them but I like the industrial strength look of them.

    Yes they look cool and industrial, but at around $ 70 ea. they better.

    This one is on the ocean and is Stainless steel at about 250$ is not cheap at all.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #482511

    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I think the anchors make a deck look better, not that you always see them but I like the industrial strength look of them.

    Yes they look cool and industrial, but at around $ 70 ea. they better.

    This one is on the ocean and is Stainless steel at about 250$ is not cheap at all.

    It should be gold plated for that kind of money . That is a lot of dough just for one bracket .

    #482541

    redwood
    Pro

    Mine were all hot dipped galvanized. You can get zinc electro galvanized for probably $30 – $40

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #482548

    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    Mine were all hot dipped galvanized. You can get zinc electro galvanized for probably $30 – $40

    That is about the same price that I have seen them here .

    #482551

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Mine were all hot dipped galvanized. You can get zinc electro galvanized for probably $30 – $40

    That was a state job so that’s why they went with the SS. It wasn’t their money, it was ours.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #482552

    redwood
    Pro

    The problem here is that you can’t use EG with our pressure treated lumber. Even hot dipped is considered border line. SS is much preferable, but at the cost Dirty quoted, I took my chances.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #484554

    The problem here is that you can’t use EG with our pressure treated lumber. Even hot dipped is considered border line. SS is much preferable, but at the cost Dirty quoted, I took my chances.

    Mark I just seen an article about them changing the chemical makeup of pressure treated again . If I could only remember where .

    Always willing to learn .

    #484594

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Mine were all hot dipped galvanized. You can get zinc electro galvanized for probably $30 – $40

    That was a state job so that’s why they went with the SS. It wasn’t their money, it was ours.

    Either way…its still the tax payer’s money!

    How many of those things did you use?

    Jon P.
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    #484617

    Calidecks64
    Pro
    Anaheim Hills, Cali

    All the pressure treated here has another coating that’s Brown over the ACQ. I think it’s to help protect fasteners.

    #484619

    redwood
    Pro

    All the pressure treated here has another coating that’s Brown over the ACQ. I think it’s to help protect fasteners.

    I might be out of the loop now, but the brown tinted PT was making headway while I was working and it was just coloring and had nothing to do with making life easier for the fasteners.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #484626

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Mine were all hot dipped galvanized. You can get zinc electro galvanized for probably $30 – $40

    That was a state job so that’s why they went with the SS. It wasn’t their money, it was ours.

    Either way…its still the tax payer’s money!

    How many of those things did you use?

    We only used 4 on that entry arbor. All the others were to be SS but it was too much so they had galvi steel fabbed up.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #484823

    redwood
    Pro

    Those are some huge connectors DWB, they make the bolts/lags look so puny. Fabrication costs on those would be huge here.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #484842

    A coat of flat black or wrought iron or hammer tone paint would look cool on those connectors too.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #485180

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Those are some huge connectors DWB, they make the bolts/lags look so puny. Fabrication costs on those would be huge here.

    Thoes were speced out by the engineer. state job you know. They act a sheer too because there is no 45º knee bracing.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #485253

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Those are some huge connectors DWB, they make the bolts/lags look so puny. Fabrication costs on those would be huge here.

    Thoes were speced out by the engineer. state job you know. They act a sheer too because there is no 45º knee bracing.

    They also create a unique look by eliminating the knee bracing it gives it a nice open look.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #485383

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    The problem here is that you can’t use EG with our pressure treated lumber. Even hot dipped is considered border line. SS is much preferable, but at the cost Dirty quoted, I took my chances.

    Mark I just seen an article about them changing the chemical makeup of pressure treated again . If I could only remember where .

    A while back they did change the makeup of PT lumber to make it less corrosive. Recently I read that they are going to up the percentage of chemical retained in the wood to be able to use the wood on decks. there are several levels of retention and they are changing the requirement for decks to the same as ground contact.

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