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  • #54753

    MKE_Voltage
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    Saint Francis, WI

    Looking great Mark, do you use a large skid steer with an auger for all of those footings?

    #54764

    redwood
    Pro

    Jason, I use a mini skid steer with a auger. With extensions, I can go 5′ deep fairly easily if I don’t hit anything.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

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

    #54798

    Anonymous

    Cool, Thanks for the pics Mark. Keep them coming

    #58233

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I don’t know how I miss these threads
    Great looking start on the BIG DECK RedWood That PT wood you use look black, like the chemonit (sp) we use here? Looking forward to progress pics.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #58491

    Gosh no, PT for all the framing. Redwood for fascia and railing frame. Ipe for decking and railing cap.

    3 reasons for not using ipe for everything.<br>
    cost – anything other then decking is priced out of the ballpark<br>
    availability – most dimensions are not available without special order<br>
    workability – it is so hard, it takes forever to drill a hole

    Have you found any particular bits that work best in IPE?

    John S

    #58573

    redwood
    Pro

    Since we are just using it for decking, we use a specialty bit. The smartbit by starborn industries.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

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

    #58900

    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    Jason, I use a mini skid steer with a auger. With extensions, I can go 5′ deep fairly easily if I don’t hit anything.

    Mark, I love those units. Do you have any tips for decks that are close to large trees? I am going to be replacing a fence this spring that has a 75ft maple that is darn close to the fence line. I think we will have a head start by extracting the previous footings but if we get snarled up in roots I am nervous that the whole job will be messed up.

    #58911

    redwood
    Pro

    Jason, there is no magical formula for trees. Lay out your holes, start digging and keep your fingers crossed.

    One thing I do is dig what I think could be problem holes first. That way, if I run into a problem and need to adjust my layout, I haven’t wasted my time with the other holes.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

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

    #58918

    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    Mark, that is a great tip. In life I put off what I think is going to be the worst last. I will most certainly work the tree holes first. Its a long ways out but I will let you know how it goes.

    #58961

    Anonymous

    That’s always the best way on any project, IF possible get the hard part done first then it’s downhill and smooth sailing the rest of the way. In theory anyway.

    #58979

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I do that as well,,, great minds think alike!!

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #58997

    Anonymous

    Indeed but Hahahahah on that avatar

    #59866

    redwood
    Pro

    Some progress pics.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

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

    #59883

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Looking nice!
    Questions????
    Why do the post look split?
    Why are the post dropping below the deck?? Skirt wall?

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #59912

    redwood
    Pro

    You scared me Dirty, I had to go back and look at the pics.

    The posts are routed out for wiring. Pretty much every post will have a light.

    Those posts that extend down will provide some of the framework for a lattice screen of some sort. I haven’t figured out just what yet.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

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

    #59928

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Oh I see. Thanks …
    Just one more…
    are those post bolts going to the Simpson metal brackets for coad or strength?

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #59936

    redwood
    Pro

    Sorry, I’m not sure I follow that question Dirty. Are you talking about the column bases in the concrete footings?

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

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

    #59953

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    No i’m talkin bout the hand rail post, the 2 bolts holding them on at the bottom. I’m thinkin you’re not just bolting them to the rim joist?

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #59960

    redwood
    Pro

    No i’m talkin bout the hand rail post, the 2 bolts holding them on at the bottom. I’m thinkin you’re not just bolting them to the rim joist?

    I’m still not sure what you are seeing, but you are right, the railing posts have 1 bolt into the fascia and 1 threaded rod that bolts to either a beam or joists.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

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

    #59963

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    That was it ,,, rod to the beam or joist.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

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