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Offline hopm

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« on: August 16, 2020, 01:54:41 PM »
Had a call for white oak to be used for decking on a new house. Is 1 1/8 enough or do I need to go 5/4?

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Re: Decking
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2020, 02:45:10 PM »
For an external porch deck to finish out at 1", I would mill for a 5/4 dry thickness (1-3/8 green milling thickness) and then S4S to 1" after drying.
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Re: Decking
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2020, 01:05:04 PM »
I would be concerned about getting black stains on oak from any iron that may contact it.
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Re: Decking
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2020, 01:22:12 PM »
Yea, make sure they know to use hot dipped galvanized or stainless steel fasteners or they will rust out.

what is the joist span?
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Re: Decking
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2020, 06:54:37 PM »
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