Yep, and yep. Specifically, use panel adhesive.
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I posted about doing this in my own house eons ago on this board. It worked out well, and the finish has held up beautifully over the last three y...
The G-185 connectors are definitely what you should be using. The "HD" (heavy-duty?) galvanized nails you're using could be subject for debate. H...
As a pressure treater, I generally "recommend" whatever a coating manufacturer says will work best with our products. As a DIY'er and builder of m...
Hi Steve- We recommend annually or biannually applying a topical water repellant or stain with water repellant properties to your deck. It's no...
Screws, screws, screws. Don't waste your time with nails. I work for a large Eastern pressure treater and you'd be amazed at the amount of 'compl...
for clarification, my spacing recommendations are only for pressure-treated lumber. You guys are the kings when it comes to tropical and exotic sp...
lol- that would be decking claims! I'm a large treated manufacturer here in the Northeast US.
A quick note on spacing: MOST of the claims I'm called out on revolve around decks that had been spaced when they shouldn't have. Each case r...
Varying widths (because of a profile, for instance) should have no effect on your ability to miter the baseboard to a 45. Is your blade sharp?
There's an EXCELLENT article on this in last month's fine homebuilding magazine. Start to finish.
As a pressure treater of Southern Yellow Pine, I respectfully have to disagree with some of the earlier assertions you made regarding moisture cont...
Piffin is on the money with this one. Rarely is PT delivered anywhere with under 23%MC, and that number is IF it's been KDAT (kiln-dried after tre...
I'd go right to the manufacturer for an answer on this- that way you don't compromise your warranty.
Just want to add my two cents in here, as it's been a while since I surfed this board. I'm with a large east coast treater and have posted on de...
You shouldn't! If you're using regular pressure-treated decking, we recommend that you don't use anything but hot-dipped galvanized screws. Nails...
Respectfully, I must disagree AlterEagle- (unless you're only speaking to using a #1 vs a #2 on the supporting structure of a deck)We treat both #1...
There is no problem using pressure-treated inside your house, safety-wise. I'd question the use of it only because the "D" grade treated 1x6 SYP th...
Not very practical! Wood would be at the end of my list as far as something to put on the ground in that sort of setting. Untreated lumber is beg...