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flamingoezz

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10-01-2019 10:45 PM

I’m putting down composite decking and a screw went right at the edge of a joist so it didn’t really catch. I prefer not to make another hole next to it. There is another support right next to this joist since it is an end board. The gap is maybe 1/8 of an inch between them. Is there something I can fill that gap with that would hold screws in an outdoor application? I was thinking epoxy or some kind of woodglue/sawdust combo? Was wondering if people had better ideas.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 10-04-2019 03:36 PM

JB Weld.

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#2 posted 10-04-2019 05:22 PM

Can you add a block of wood to the side of the joist (nailed or screwed and glued….urethane glue) giving the screw something to hold on to.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 10-20-2019 02:50 AM

Redrill your hole using the same starting point, only angle the pilot hole so you catch the joist. the top of your drill may be off by a few degrees. but you won’t have the extra hole

Just my thoughts

Eric

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#4 posted 10-20-2019 06:30 AM

Sold as a screw extractor these basically drill out a plug of wood with the screw inside it. They come in 3 diameters, so sizes of a repair can be pretty big. Without a screw to remove they still remove a nice plug of wood, taken from apiece of like scrap. Using a nail, ice pick, or something pointy, and smaller than the plug, push it out of the cutter, and plug your hole. Same material, so if your wood is weatherproof, so is your fix.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 10-20-2019 01:46 PM

Do what Eric stated. I’ve done it a lot of times and it doesn’t look bad at all…........ Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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