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    New roof frames for my shed?

    Hi Folks,

    First, I'm not sure if this query belongs here or in the general Renovation section - please let me know if I need to repost it there...

    I have a 4 x 6 metre Olympic steel garage...
  2. Hi Folks, I want to offer a belated 'big, big...

    Hi Folks,

    I want to offer a belated 'big, big thanks!!!' to everyone who provided me with both general & specific advice when I was commencing the build of my new deck & pergola! All advice...
  3. Best finish for restoring a Californian Redwood outdoor table?

    Hi Folks,

    I want to restore my wife's rather dilapidated but dearly treasured genuine Californian Redwood outdoor table. I have no idea how she came by an outdoor setting made of such valuable and...
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    Thanks John! We're both in SA - can you recall...

    Thanks John! We're both in SA - can you recall where you obtained the flashing profile #5? Do you know what it's called? thanks, Sam.
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    Thanks for the flashing tips cyclic - I may end...

    Thanks for the flashing tips cyclic - I may end up trying this although the internal brackets may make it difficult. Yes - the Trimdek tool is expensive for what it is. But having just built a deck...
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    Thanks for the reply droog. You've prompted some...

    Thanks for the reply droog. You've prompted some further thought on my part - when I used the mallet to flatten the ends of the sheets where they'd been 'turned down' by the roofer perhaps I should...
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    Strange gutter leaks?

    Hi Folks,

    I have a gutter problem at the rear of my house that has me flummoxed. It's a rectangular 5-degree Trimdek roof that I installed myself as an owner-builder 30 years ago (I started with...
  8. Thanks Droog - encouraging advice. After lots of...

    Thanks Droog - encouraging advice. After lots of 'standing and looking' sessions I've decided to abandon any idea of working out a 'pattern' based on the lengths I have to hand. I've roughly sorted...
  9. Thanks Bushy - advice on the staggering sounds...

    Thanks Bushy - advice on the staggering sounds good. Not sure on what point you are indicating I'm in the wrong (ie; with reference to Phil's advice). He was referring to a situation where there's...
  10. Thanks for the response phild01 - appreciate it....

    Thanks for the response phild01 - appreciate it. The deck is entirely underneath a covered pergola and - apart from a few windblown drops - is unlikely to see much moisture. It's built over a...
  11. Staggering & laying out spotted gum boards...

    Well - somewhat surprisingly & hard to believe - I'm at last at the point of laying my boards on my low-level deck! I have all the joists in place (more or less), levelled, and capped with...
  12. Here's a diagram of what I'm asking about... ...

    Here's a diagram of what I'm asking about...

    https://www.renovateforum.com/attachments/f196/128688-best-way-finish-deck-edging-diagonal-deck-plan-1e.jpg

    It's how to fasten the diagonally cut...
  13. Thanks for the reply & picture suggestion Metrix....

    Thanks for the reply & picture suggestion Metrix.

    I've tried to load an image but without success. I'm presuming I haven't used the forum enough to have picture-posting rights. I'll see if I can...
  14. Best way to finish deck edging on the diagonal?

    Hi Folks,

    I'm building a 'notionally' 4.3 x 6.6 metre rectangular & very low deck that has one corner - a triangle measuring about 2.3 x 1.7 metres - cut off on the diagonal. I'd like your advice...
  15. Thanks everyone for the comprehensive and well...

    Thanks everyone for the comprehensive and well informed advice - I really appreciate it - both the explanations of the principles involved ('the science') and the practical experiences!

    I have...
  16. Best polycarbonate sheet colour for an Adelaide pergola?

    Hi Folks,

    I know that there has already been a long discussion here about polycarbonate roofing but it's a few years old now so I thought it OK to propose a few more specific questions.

    I'm...
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    suitable beam & rafter specs?

    Hi Folks,

    I've been discussing progress with my deck in the deck forum, but have belatedly realised that I should replace the now-decrepit 4.5mx4m 'lean-to' shelter pergola over the site first....
  18. Thanks Bushy, your experiences are much...

    Thanks Bushy, your experiences are much appreciated! I hadn't thought about a drip-edge - makes sense, thanks for the tip!

    I have sent the 10 x 50 Scrooz back. They were very good about swapping...
  19. Recommendations for deck edging design & screw sizes?

    Hi Folks,

    First - many thanks for previous advice provided for my planned treated-pine deck. I'm about to start laying the decking boards and have a couple more questions which I haven't been able...
  20. Thread: Spa n Deck Fail

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    I've owned a Festo. Not again! Makita make...

    I've owned a Festo. Not again! Makita make something similar for considerably less...
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    Hi All (and Bloss in particular), I realise...

    Hi All (and Bloss in particular),

    I realise that I'm returning to this topic after going away for a couple of months, but - now I have made (slow) progress and am ready to set my joists and set...
  22. Thanks Droog - that makes sense! Would I just ask...

    Thanks Droog - that makes sense! Would I just ask someone to make up a sort of narrow 'box' to go over the ends of the BB? Any idea if there's a specific technical name for what I should ask for?
  23. Barge-board end treatment. Flashing? End cap?

    Hi Folks,

    Like many I have lots of time on my hands so I'm trying to tackle some overdue maintenance. One thing I've been thinking about for a loooong while is the inadequate way I've finished...
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    Thanks for relating your experiences Marc and...

    Thanks for relating your experiences Marc and DaveOh, I should clarify that when I referred to the question of 'painting' the treated pine I was actually thinking of oil or stain - I hadn't...
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    Thanks Bloss - that's reassuring advice on...

    Thanks Bloss - that's reassuring advice on purchasing 'even' lengths. Yes - you interpreted my reference to 'double screws' correctly - where the ends abutt each other.

    Now a 'Deckmate' - is that...
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    Thanks everyone for your comments and advice. It...

    Thanks everyone for your comments and advice. It sounds as though - given the relatively sheltered circumstances in which I am proposing to use this treated pine decking - that I can indeed...
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    Is it essential to paint a treated pine deck?

    Hi Folks,

    First post and I'm from Adelaide where as you may know it doesn't rain all that often! I live in a seaside suburb, half a block back from the beach and being retired, don't have...
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