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    you could put a shutter in as planned but then...

    you could put a shutter in as planned but then backfill with the soil that you dug out (looks pretty clay-ey), tamp (compact) every 300mm or so. if you have a gal post with a post-cap lying around i...
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    gday ob1 you will find that the red ironbark...

    gday ob1 you will find that the red ironbark darkens in the weather after a few days. i guess this because of the tannons leeching out. if you are concerned then you could measure the density ~...
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    had a bit of a 'troop surge' on the deck with the...

    had a bit of a 'troop surge' on the deck with the warmer weather, to see if i can tie it all up before chrissy! anyway...

    there are a first couple of shots showing the floating stair & seat...
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    how much head space do you have? you could...

    how much head space do you have? you could overlap the sheets but leave a height gap between them so the wind could do your cleany-work for you - sortof like upside down tiles without any tiles.
    ...
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    i just read my post - here is a picture :U

    i just read my post - here is a picture :U
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    it will be extremely difficult to shape the...

    it will be extremely difficult to shape the battens to give the fall you desire. you really need to use packers between the battens and the underside of the joists. they would have to be fixed off...
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    gday gerry can you post a photo of the...

    gday gerry

    can you post a photo of the breeze-block wall? is that a besser block wall laid on edge with the cores facing outward - ie, holes in the wall?

    roof will have design issues due in...
  8. Thread: Cypress Screen

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    thanks blu_rock - yeah i would've simply oiled it...

    thanks blu_rock - yeah i would've simply oiled it - unfortunately i didn't get a shot un-painted because i painted the slats before i put them up. if you're feeling keen, the trick is to use gravity...
  9. Thread: Cypress Screen

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    gday blu_rock here is a screen i built earlier...

    gday blu_rock

    here is a screen i built earlier this year for a client. unfortunately bunnings doesn't sell wide-span hardwood lattice with a 1" aperture, so i had to d.i.y. (:doh:). timber is vic...
  10. Thread: Cypress Screen

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    gday blu_rock deck looks great! might i...

    gday blu_rock

    deck looks great! might i suggest you go with an oil as a poly will no doubt require as much maintenance as the oil if it is to not wind up being patchy. at least with the oil you...
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    do you have photos? is there an existing one? ie,...

    do you have photos? is there an existing one? ie, the reason for the overhang?

    you could slip the new joists down the side of the existing ones.

    r's brynk
  12. Thread: Waldo's Deck

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    * smacks his chops while looking at photo #3 ......

    * smacks his chops while looking at photo #3 ... *

    those treads have a decidedly non-G-rating affect on me :U
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    gday again hehe red ironbark my favourite, my...

    gday again

    hehe red ironbark my favourite, my favourite. beautiful, dense. destroyer of tools! my only regret is that we didn't use it for the decking as well as the structure, but the yellow...
  14. here in this photo you see the threaded rod is...

    here in this photo you see the threaded rod is suspended inside the concrete's reinforcement before the pour. a light-post is bolted after the pour to these bolts, which will protrude from the...
  15. if you bolt the stirrup flush to the slope it...

    if you bolt the stirrup flush to the slope it will be out of plumb. if you don't rest the bearer on the stirrup you would need to up the # of bolts to ensure strength is maintained. you are also...
  16. according to my f7 tables you need joist-spacing...

    according to my f7 tables you need joist-spacing of 300 to span 1600. therefore i would conclude that the span for f5 (i dont have these tables would be the same or less) so i would go with 300...
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    my favourite subject :U i dislike treated pine...

    my favourite subject :U

    i dislike treated pine but it certainly has its place - it is easier on the tools and probably easier to work with if it is kiln-dried and laser-cut compared to unseasoned...
  18. Thread: Fall on deck?

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    not sure if the little buggers can eat through...

    not sure if the little buggers can eat through paint?? but any of the off-the-shelf treatments if you are really concerned. imho the big issue is to seal that end-grain from wild moisture changes...
  19. another alternative would be to chemically set...

    another alternative would be to chemically set threaded bolts into your concrete slab. now, pack under the stirrup to the right height & plumb, then bolt the stirrup down onto the packer. this will...
  20. williamstown, gday before i can give you a...

    williamstown, gday

    before i can give you a span you need to tell me the size of your bearers! :U (otherwise my answer is 42).

    the 'h' classes have little to do with the 'f' ratings directly....
  21. Thread: VERY low deck!

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    gday peachy you can lay the joists directly...

    gday peachy

    you can lay the joists directly onto the pavers. this will save you a few bob, a bit of yakka, and cover them up fine. if your pavers are on a slope then you can use...
  22. Thread: 2nd Storey Deck

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    haha funny you should say that i was just reading...

    haha funny you should say that i was just reading about this the other day...

    http://www.captivecolumn.com/images/photos/larry-1.jpg
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    surely you can lift a ton or three? just bust out...

    surely you can lift a ton or three? just bust out the block & tackle! ... and here's me thinkin' you were hard-core :U
  24. Thread: 2nd Storey Deck

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    gday spargs please see the attached piccy for...

    gday spargs

    please see the attached piccy for a slightly less desirable option that will reduce your costs considerably -

    the red square is a 6th post right in the middle of your view.
    the...
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    gday mate i see you've finished your upstairs...

    gday mate i see you've finished your upstairs deck - looks bloody good & a great extension to your lounging area!! any chance of some shots from the underside/sub-structure?

    cheers brynk.
  26. :U ... and then thinking about my own...

    :U ... and then thinking about my own experiences, :~

    same with the mgp & finger-jointed battening .
  27. welcome! it is an interesting design & i look...

    welcome!

    it is an interesting design & i look forward to seeing your structure and floor-board finish for the "turret". (hey it's not that bad - i'm feeling uninspired - but i know you know what...
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    jerry do you have a plan of the area where you...

    jerry do you have a plan of the area where you wish to build? dvdhntr raises another good point about settlement. so a couple of thoughts:

    - if the grassed area is further away from the house...
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    you'd have to hunt around for it. it costs about...

    you'd have to hunt around for it. it costs about 2-3 times as much as the woven poly unless you buy it in bulk. i got onto it from an upholsterer... maybe two layers of the cheaper stuff will do the...
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    gday 90 x 45 laid straight onto the pavers so...

    gday

    90 x 45 laid straight onto the pavers so it is 45 high (instead of 90). this plus the decking (around about 20 thick) gives you a height of around 65, which is slightly lower than your...
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    i can't disagree that canti's feel springy - this...

    i can't disagree that canti's feel springy - this is definately the case., and would be even more noticable on a softwood or less-dense hardwood. the timber framing code (AS1684) and the associated...
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    what are your overall dimensions? when you...

    what are your overall dimensions?

    when you talk about large spans with bearers you are looking at a minimum depth of around 300, probably more (unless you look at steel). sounds like your house...
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    good points about termites! the extra run of...

    good points about termites! the extra run of bricks sounds like a good plan, they would need to be mortared into position so the little buggers have to tunnel over them, however you can't cover any...
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    gday jerry you've got about 80mm to work with,...

    gday jerry

    you've got about 80mm to work with, say 20 for the decking boards leaves you 60 for the structure along the edge of the house. there are a number of posts on the forum about building...
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    did you opt to put the spa on-top or cut it in...

    did you opt to put the spa on-top or cut it in like <a href="http://www.woodworkforums.com/showpost.php?p=662609&postcount=40">loki's deck</a> ??

    good luck with the build

    r's brynk
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    gday bigcal - that floor looks ph*cen awesome an...

    gday bigcal - that floor looks ph*cen awesome an achievement to be proud of! :U

    now if i look at the kitchen's pinus in the right light it sortof looks like cypress...
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    gday bloke not sure the type of fence posts...

    gday bloke

    not sure the type of fence posts you need to remove - if they are the concrete ones you can't go past an engine hoist to do the job. you can hire one (don't tellem what yer gonna use it...
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    the only downside is that my drool marks show up...

    the only downside is that my drool marks show up on such a fine work of art... :U

    r's brynk
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    gday greenhorn 5 and-a-half sounds about...

    gday greenhorn

    5 and-a-half sounds about right. it would probably be treated pine frame and merbau cladding. the going rate seems to be 3-and-a-half & do it yourself. there is a thread a couple of...
  40. Thread: what footings?

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    sal-yoots - guess i'll play devil's advocate......

    sal-yoots - guess i'll play devil's advocate... :U

    i would be dis-inclined to drill into the concrete wall of a pool (while it is filled with water or otherwise), mainly because...
    (a) it is...
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