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flcopper169

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#1 posted 05-16-2009 11:46 PM

Great job…

Rob

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#2 posted 05-16-2009 11:53 PM

Nice looking deck.

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#3 posted 05-17-2009 03:39 AM

Hey Tucker
I hate to put a damper on your deck but as a contractor who builds 30 decks a year I have stayed away from trex as a composite choice because of the many law suites and delamination problems they have had.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/porch/msg081033178141.html

Sorry about that I hope you don’t have problems.

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Tucker

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#4 posted 05-17-2009 04:37 AM

I used to work for a guy installing Trex deck never heard of these probles. I will watch out for them. There is a local eatery hear in Houston that has had a very larg Trex deck around it for more than 10 years. I remember when it opend and the deck looks worn but none of these problems.

Do you know if temp has any thing to do with the problems?

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Matt

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#5 posted 05-17-2009 07:27 AM

We done a lot of Trex work here. I personally hate it and much rather have wood because it looks ten times better. But we never had any problem with it cracking or rotting. Only problem I can think of is some of the 45s would open up. But man when that stuff gets hot and you carry a 12 footer over your shoulder while walking up stairs just plain sucks! However when they do heat up its very easy to scratch it. And also any over hanging boards will heat up and “mold” over.

But the deck looks great! Just needs a BBQ! But if your having problems with your Makita you should look at the 14.4s Dewalt drills. I dropped mine off a 12 foot ladder, threw it a few times used it in the rain and mud, you name it and its still kickin great. I picked it up for 180 dollars give or take also.

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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tmiller

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#6 posted 05-19-2009 05:31 AM

Great deck. You ought to do a review on that Makita drill or add a comment if there is already one done. Maybe you have already. Anyway, the deck looks sweet. Thanks for posting the pics.

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ChrisMc45

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#7 posted 02-11-2012 11:13 AM

I used Trex for our deck, cannot say enough great things about it. Used for deck, steps, railing toppers…It machines perfectly, takes fasteners well, I have used scraps for jigs and other handles. Yes it is heavy, gets hot in the sun, but zero splinters, very low (NOT zero) maintenance. No scratching problems to date, see “DeckPig” on YouTube.

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