How do I replace deck boards

Txmat

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Jun 18, 2010
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San Antonio
Not sure this is the right place for this question. I have some deck boards that have curled up at the end near the pool. I need to replace the curled up part. (See pic.) I also have boards I have to remove at least part of the board (need about 2 inch clearance to remove cap and only have 1/2 inch) in order to remove the top rail connector caps. (see pic) I cannot remove the entire board because another deck is built over part of the board covering up the screws on that end. How do you suggest I deal with this? There are two 2X6 joists supporting the deck boards about one foot from the end (can be seen in pic) One thought I had was to take a reciprocating saw and cut off the end of the deck board somewhere around the joists and then replace the cut off damaged portion. If I do that where should I cut? Are there better ways to deal with this?

As always thanks in advance
 

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woodyp

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Apr 17, 2010
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Cut it off somewhere between the two joists. Add another 2x6 between them to nail too?
 

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