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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Thank you. The wife picked the colors. Right now it is raining hard and I am enjoying watching the water bead up hahaha. Proof to me that I did a good job sealing the deck 👍
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    "kimkats, post: 1612311, member: 35806" Thank you. I really like how the deck does not look new. The wood has a old kinda look to it which is really what I wanted. There are a few imperfections due to boards warping while sitting in the hot sun but nothing that requires replacing.
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    So the project is coming to its finaly. Finished the sealing this morning. I will tell you our weather person cannot predict accurately at all. I put the first coat down and it was not more than 30 minutes and it started to rain a little. Just enough to spot up the last 4 or 5 long runs of the...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Going to be staining and sealing this morning. Still have to set the ladder but that is pretty easy. It will be 30 days exactly today start to finish. I should change the thread title to how to sink a pool and build a deck in 30 days hahaha. Yeah my body hurts in places I forgot could hurt lol...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    She is all decked WHOOHOOO! Tomorrow the stain sealer goes down and wait a couple of days before I set the ladder. After that swimming can commence.
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Got a lot further today than I thought we would. Deck #1 is finished and the press is on to finish deck #2 tomorrow before it rains Wednesday.
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Your funny lol. You do know that the only difference between #10 T25 counter sink deck screws and #10 Phillip's counter sink deck screws is the bit used to drive them. These are not wood screws in my deck they are deck screws.
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Doug Fir and of course deck screws lol. I may be doing this on a tight budget but skimping on the securing hardware is a BIG no no. I was really looking at the Redwood but the wife didn't want a transparent sealer. I told her I would not put a tinted sealer on redwood boards. To me that is a...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    New update for all my adoring fans hahaha. Yesterday got done with laying the decking for the main deck. I named the sections of the deck project to keep it straight in my head. Main deck is the 26' area right off the patio. Deck #1 is the right side and deck #2 is the left when looking at the...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    It was a chore but I knew it would be especially since I was getting untreated wood. I chose untreated for 3 reasons: 1) It does not rain a lot here where I live. 2) Cost per board was $5 more for treated and $30 more for plained decking boards and $35 more for composite. 3) I'm not scared to do...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Well after 3hrs of searching through lumber yesterday we got all the decking. Over 100 pieces of lumber on a little uhaul trailer lol. We got a few of the boards down yesterday afternoon in the heat and are back at it bright and early this morning. I don't anticipate being done today but we will...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Had a friend stop by unexpectedly yesterday and was a world of help. Got the framing totally done with his help. My son jumped in and got all the joints barrier taped and protected. It was a mad dash to get all that done due to the rain in the forecast for last night. We still have the gopher...
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    Intex Ultra Frame rusted out in one year

    On my new Intex XTR I put a thick bead of silicon in the plastic leg support channel where the leg slides in and am going to use silicon tape to wrap the top. One of the changes Intex made to this new pool is the polymer T joints. The Ultra frame from last year the T's had holes in the top where...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Nope because Daddy has not cleaned it lol. My salt, fc, and ph are good to go but the water looks dirty due to all the dirt that has settled on the bottom. I am hoping to getting around to working the pool this week. But I have to finish Deck #1 first. That is where the ladder will be so it is...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Put in work work today! The main deck is done minus some prep work for the decking. Got the main joists in on Deck #1 along with 1 of the 2 cemented 4x4 support poles. Other one is cut just ran out of time. I did forget to pick up more gopher screen this morning to go under deck #1 but that is...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    I am the plan ahead guy but due to the limitations of a round pool and the type of deck the wife wants I have to cut every joist board 😥. It really is not an issue just adds a little more time. The frame is all standard length except the last 2 where the deck will end. Funny thing, and Kim you...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    A short day of work today. Daughter gets out of school early today then I have to pick up my son 1.5 hrs later so no point in continuing. Just under halfway on the main deck joists. I had some 60pfc 4x4's that I am using for added support on the main deck. Yes those others are 2x4's. The deck...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    It's been a few days but progress is still being made on Operation Pool Side. Yesterday went and got all the lumber for the deck frame (I hope). The day before I spent the day drawing up the plans and laying out the stakes to mark the deck area. The day before that I put up all the surround that...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    That's good to know. Unfortunately I am using more of the board than could be saved. It's all good it was the principal behind it. They are wanting you to pay $5.50 for a 4ft board that is jacked up lol. On a positive note, they are dry as all get out for pressure treated so I will be able to...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Not feeling good today. Stomach is in knots but still pressed on. The pool surround started going up today. My son is finishing the backfill as I type. The pool surround is 1"x 6" x 4" brown stained (looks red) pressure treated pine. Attached to the 1/2 inch cedar fence pickets with 1-1/2"...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Hahaha man I would but no one in my house and I mean no one can grow anything. We kill potted gift plants. It's not from neglect we all just have brown thumbs lol
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Thanks Kim I try lol. Well I got rid of all the small piles of dirt now and have started in on the big pile. When I excavated I tried my hardest to keep any sod separate from the nice clean dirt but alas I still am having to sift the dirt. That is adding time. On a positive note, half the area...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    Kimkats: I am okay with the 1/2 settling since I am not putting a coping on the top😁👍. Oly: Yeah it is a little cooler but when your manually moving yards and yards of dirt 80's in the direct sunlight feels like a 100 degrees hahaha. **** I never noticed Oly was 45 minutes North of me hahaha...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    kimkats yeah..yeah..yeah...that's what women say ..."I have such a good husband" then they turn around and ask for more. Case in point: Wife comes home today and says she wants the deck 5ft wider and about 8ft more depth on one side of the pool. Oh yeah it's the side that has a mountain of dirt...
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    How to sink AGP and build deck in 30 days

    I have been absent for a few days but I have been working. Yesterday I spent all day doing the plumbing. It took me so long because my wife kept having me do other things around the house. Yeah it got annoying because it got pretty hot again lol. Well today I started the backfill process. There...
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    Has intex quality dropped?

    I want the design plans on the poles and T's. That is freaking AWESOME!
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    Build in progress

    Just take your time and it will come out fine. I got frustrated today and almost made a major mistake. I had to take a step back and remember that rushing makes things worse. Now I have a level pool that is a 1/4 filled. Letting it settle tonight and will continue filling tomorrow. If it takes...
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    New Build

    I hate it when you find out that things are not level after you are reasonably sure they were. My build I was going crazy making sure everything was level to come to find I was 2" high in 2 quarters of the pool floor. My own fault for not slowing down when reading the measurements. Like you I...