COMMUNITY FORUM

DK Daniels

06:15AM | 09/19/03
Member Since: 03/02/03
15 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
I've got a 12x20 deck with four support posts I'm getting ready to mount. I have a couple questions I hope I can get answered. First what type of a slope should be used. One to two inches from level? Then comes the problem of dropping it on my 6x6's. I have three tempory 4x4 under it. Do I mount my four 6x6 and then kick out my 4x4's to let it drop or do I need to put some sort of jack under it to lower it slowly? And help is appreciated since this is the first time buiding a deck.

Thanks
DK

Piffin

02:55PM | 09/20/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
I like to slope a deck 1/8" to the foot. Some guys go as much as 1/4" to the foot and others don't slope it at all. The slope makes it easier for surface tension to lead the water away from the house though.
So if your deck end is 12' out from the house, a slope of 12/8" or 1-1/2" is about right, IMO

Fit the posts tight on the concrete bases and hardware fasteners and then you can weild a sledge to remove the temporaries, or cut them free with a sawsall.

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

A sticky keyhole just needs a little lubricant. The problem is that WD-40, spray silicone, and other liquids attract more ... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2