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Old 04-18-2014, 09:00 AM   #1
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Wood deck patio

Guys got a price to put in a patio but I dont want to invest the money. I dont think ill get it back when we sell. Im thinking of doing an inexpensive wood patio. 16x16 right off the deck. Anyone do one of these before. Seems like an easy job, but just want to make sure im not missing any major steps.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:39 PM   #2
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Couple things to consider;
How level is the area?
Still need footings.
What will finished elevation be?
Use proper fasteners for PT frame, even if set just off ground
don't forget to figure for finish trim, if any, when sizing your frame.
Go just under 16' so you can cut/ square ends if you have 16' stock
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:22 PM   #3
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Just a thought.....
But i have Well Sanded the INK stamps off of
select Pressure treated that had allot of red in it
and then used a red stain to make it look like
red wood (sorta) and it looked mint....
Of course you'd have to wait until it was real dry
during the summer of course.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:26 PM   #4
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Are comparing a stone patio installed versus a wood patio done yourself?

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Old 04-18-2014, 04:12 PM   #5
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Thumbs up

My first two cents would be to ask if ,,, with a permit or without!
You won't believe the difference !
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:47 PM   #6
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Are comparing a stone patio installed versus a wood patio done yourself?

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Yes. I would do the stone myself but it's to labor intensive. Digging 10" down 200 sqft myself will suck.
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No permit
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:35 PM   #8
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Yes. I would do the stone myself but it's to labor intensive. Digging 10" down 200 sqft myself will suck.
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Then rent a Ditch Witch at HD for under 200/day.
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Then rent a Ditch Witch at HD for under 200/day.
he's right
let the machine do the work

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Old 04-20-2014, 09:19 PM   #10
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It will also move the pavers to the location if you arrange to have them delivered with the stonedust before you get the machine.
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thanks. Ill look into renting a machine.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:48 AM   #12
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Check this out...its pretty slick, will at least give you a reference point to start from....

http://www.lowes.com/cd_Deck+Designer_733683095_

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It will also move the pavers to the location if you arrange to have them delivered with the stonedust before you get the machine.
....doesn't the DitchWitch only dig trenches?
If excavating a deck area, how would a trench digger help>?
Just curious as I've never used one.

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Old 09-09-2014, 01:11 PM   #14
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I think they mean a walk behind shovel, like this:


i bent my wookie
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:36 PM   #15
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Gotcha....thanks.
Not sure why my searches only returned trench diggers.

What's the advantage of that over a small Bobcat?
Just curious....as I may need either soon...

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Old 09-11-2014, 05:49 AM   #16
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We used this
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Wasn't sure if the walk behind would be strong enough for the cut. Having both would have saved a ton of "free" labor ,,, me LOL
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Looks like fun...

I think I see the difference, the wizard has tracks, bobcat...wheels

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