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Remove Rebar From Ground Easy As Archimedes. View Instructable »
My advice is to put two screws in each plank screwed to each joist not one for the internal. With the longer spans the it will cup very soon, especially given your choice of decking and proximity to the ground.
Before I found the caps, that was the intent. This way it is visual and obvious, even to bad neighbors. I got the idea from range markers on the golf course fairways. Unfortunately the survey cost $850 ouch. When my neighbor finally asks what is going on (he has not been seen out since it was put in) I have a copy of the bill in my work pants ready to hand him.
You may have a problem aligning the hinges on uneven ground. I cut some shims our of scrap synthetic decking and drilled a hole in them. Pass a rope in them and you won't lose them. My son is now graduating college this year and the one above is still being used. Each year it is brought to camp and on some local camp outs. It is extremely popular even 6 years later. We have elongated the holes slightly in the sides and to a greater extent on the ties. The wood shrunk a little and with the larger holes in the ties it is easier to assemble. The template for the troop name done by printing it on paper, taping it to cardboard and cutting the letters. Tape and spray paint.
Easy to Locate Lot Line MarkersView Instructable »
Before anyone asks why the eggs are not tempered it is simple tempering eggs for gelato is a myth and just a pain in the butt.
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