Mini Post: Deck Rebuild –
By Wayne Halm –
With the old deck gone, it was time to start the rebuild. I immediately ran headlong into the problem of working alone – there is no one to hold up the other end of things.
The problem was particularly frustrating during the very first task, leveling the new frame. This stopped me cold for most of the day. I tried resting the beams on things and nailing on the temporary posts, the results were never good. After repeated attempts the frame was just not level.
Then the idea came to me to put a lag bolt half way into the bottom of the temporary posts. This allowed me to raise and lower the frame precisely by simply turning the bolt. A few minutes later I had the frame perfectly level.
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Yeah, I was kind of proud of myself – another hurtle cleared! Keep following and see what’s next.
Then — Come play golf with me.
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