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home improvement, how to kill your back and knees

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by eric strt6, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    I have been working on this project since Nov 6th, mostly between rainstorms.
    My decks that surrounding the house were not built well and were rotting. anyways I am just getting to the final finish work and I thought I would share the hell involved in replacing over 4000 linear feet of redwood decking.:think:

    some of the rotted beams before we tossed them

    new footers



    new deck supports


    working our way out



    original back deck


    tear down


    build up



    Dec 11 we finally got a break in the weather and we finished all the big deck work, headers footers beams and decking.







    tomorrow we do the finish work on the deck and put in the hand rails
     

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  2. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Thinking ahead with the wheelchair ramp, nice. :)

    edit: Why the L brackets instead of T?
     
  3. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    I just recently tore out our deck in similar condition and replaced it with pavers. What a pain in the ball sack.
     
  4. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Your nuts where not designed for heavy lifting.

     
  5. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Says you. :pilot:
     
  6. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    I redid our deck. Wumpus was super proud of me when he was helping demo it. I was super proud of me hanging new 2 x 6 - 20' boards. Mine is ground level basically though.
     
  7. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    contractor/designer and code didn't call for a T
     
  8. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    I'm neck deep in a bathroom remodel so I know your hell.

    I don't want to see the bill from the lumber yard for that. I bet it makes my bathroom look cheap.
     
  9. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    about $11,000 in materials, I got a really good deal.
     
  10. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    I don't know if you noticed, but all the deck boards extend over at different lengths.
     
  11. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    Nice work eric!
     
  12. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    damn I feel like and old man today. Wait I am an old man...

    my back is super stiff, hopefully the 800mg of Ibuprofen kicks in and helps. Lots of work to get done today

    just some facing boards need to be attached and the front will be complete
     
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  13. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    woohoo just need to put up the handrails.



     
  14. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    this is where we finished up tonight





    stick a fork in me, I am so beat.
     
  15. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    800mg of ib is a lot! Go easy on it.
     
  16. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    It's referred to "Strategically placed"