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Building a new deck #4: Day 5 and Day 6 of the deck build.

04-27-2008 03:27 AM by Karson | 6 comments »

Well Day 5 of the deck build had me starting on the Light poles. I made a wooden tube that was about 5 3/4” on each side. Three sides are glued together and the forth side will be attached with stainless trim screws, which have a smaller head. They have square drive. The posts are 8’ long and are 83” above the deck to the top of the wooden post. In the uphill side the post is about 12” in the ground. One the downhill side the post is on top of the ground, but...

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Building a new deck #3: Day 4 of the build.

04-25-2008 02:02 AM by Karson | 10 comments »

Well day 4 was productive, just not on the deck. About 1 week ago I was in the office in the shop and I heard a loud hissing. I went to find out what it was. The safety unload valve was dumping air from the air compressor tank. The compressor was running and it was not shutting off. The safety valve was doing what it was suppose to do. Keep air compressor parts from flying all over the shop. Some how, some way the contacts welded shut on the shutoff switch. I moved the lever down to shu...

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Building a new deck #2: Day 3 of the build

04-23-2008 04:50 AM by Karson | 9 comments »

Well yesterday was a rain-out day, so today was a double-header. Well not really true. But the deck boards were going down well. You can see my 20 ft pipe clamp that I’m using to compress all of the deck boards and take out the woofs, and the bows that always seem to show up after your get the perfect boards home. So much for hand picking. Everything was going well until I got close to the edge. Of course I was planning to stop here until I did the electric for the ligh...

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Building a new deck #1: The Start

04-23-2008 04:49 AM by Karson | 3 comments »

Well I was working on building the deck and I kept saying. Take some pictures. But, it didn’t get done. These pictures are from before putting on the deck surface. The deck is placed just outside a small deck that goes between the screened porch and the Solarium. We have a spa in the Solarium room. The deck is basically 16’ X 16’. It’s 14 feet to the beginning of the curved edge. One end is tapered to match the sidewalk that goes around the house. I’...

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The Front of the House... #1: The New Front Porch...

04-06-2008 05:58 AM by Jcees | 12 comments »

If you’re an LJ, then you may have already caught a glimpse of this puppy in my projects on that site. I’ll do it this time as a blog and showoff some of the details and talk about the process just for you, MrTrim. I had to build the large archway twice! A wood boring bee decided to take up residence in the first one. I had made it out of WRC and the little bugger said, “Yummy!” So I rebuilt it out of SYP this time and put in a standing kill order for wood b...

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