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  # 1727411 28-Feb-2017 00:41
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Anyone tried securing with these? http://www.sharkstooth.co.nz/  . Not sure how long they would last for. My pine deck which was nailed with galvanized nails (and boards stayed perfect during that time with no pullouts or warping). It would have been very difficult to replace the topping boards if they had been screwed in. Whereas nails can be pulled out with the right tools. But these connectors look interesting, and no visible connections.


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  # 1727412 28-Feb-2017 00:45
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Whereas nails can be pulled out with the right tools. But these connectors look interesting, and no visible connections.

 

 

However, you've pointed out the obvious downside, if you need to replace a nailed or screwed board you can. With these things, you need to pull up half your deck (on average) to replace one board.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1727413 28-Feb-2017 00:54
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Whereas nails can be pulled out with the right tools. But these connectors look interesting, and no visible connections.

 

However, you've pointed out the obvious downside, if you need to replace a nailed or screwed board you can. With these things, you need to pull up half your deck (on average) to replace one board.

 

That is true, although I don't think I have ever had to replace just a single board before, and my deck is about 200sqm. When the topping boards need replacing, it is less hassle just to the replace the entire lot.

 

 


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  # 1727438 28-Feb-2017 08:56
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It's also sustainable which is another benefit.

 

This is important when buying imported hardwoods.  Ideally look for credible independent certification.





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A colleague has used the sharkstooth system and liked it. However he had to buy a trim router and bit to cut a groove in the side of the hardwood boards where the clip went. Hardwood timber doesn't like the standard method of installation.


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Anyone tried Totara for decking timber?


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  # 1734415 10-Mar-2017 14:54
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Anyone tried Totara for decking timber?



Is it NZ totara? I would think it would be very hard and difficult to work with. But could be quite durable i pressure

 
 
 
 


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  # 1734444 10-Mar-2017 15:59
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mattwnz: Is it NZ totara?


Yes, e.g. https://trademe.co.nz/1274983797


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  # 1734451 10-Mar-2017 16:21
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mattwnz: Is it NZ totara?


Yes, e.g. https://trademe.co.nz/1274983797

 

 

 

 

OK, I thought they may have been recycled. Interesting, although I don't thick you don't want rough sawn for decking...splitters, and totara does seem to be a bit of a splintery type of wood. You would probably need thicker planks as you wouldn't want the springy, depending on the substructure.


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  # 1734631 11-Mar-2017 01:30
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Anyone tried securing with these? http://www.sharkstooth.co.nz/  . Not sure how long they would last for. My pine deck which was nailed with galvanized nails (and boards stayed perfect during that time with no pullouts or warping). It would have been very difficult to replace the topping boards if they had been screwed in. Whereas nails can be pulled out with the right tools. But these connectors look interesting, and no visible connections.

 

 

They're not going to be pulling down to the face of the joist hard so I'd say that with those you'll be dealing with a squeaking deck in no time and remedial work nailing from above unless you polyurethane glue the board to the top of the joist too.


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