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The Barbeque

I didn’t write about this last weekend as Willow’s death kind of took the fun right out of me. But on July 17, I had the joy of having a big chunk of my family over at our house. Ron, Jessie, and the children; as well as Connie and Dennis were all in the […]

Cleaning composite decks

We’ve had our composite deck for a little less than a year, and I’ve not done a lot to clean it. I’ve washed it with a mop and hosed it down a few times, but it has some “ground in” dirt that I’d like something more effective for. Of course, cleaning composite materials is […]

House Upgrade 2008 Part IV: a roof over our heads

The deck construction is almost finished. Almost… a slippery word, that can often mean “never”. Since the last posting on this topic, here is what has been completed:

roof framing assembly (structural steel trusses) constructed aluminum framing and acrylite / polycarbonate roofing panels installed electrical roughed in exposed steel clad in cedar deck stairs […]

House upgrade 2008 Part III- the deck cometh

It took a bit longer than planned due to some delays with the arrival of the composite decking material, but now our deck surface is complete!

Here is what the framing looked like:


House upgrade 2008 Part II- the spa arrives

Our deck and spa replacement project has sort of been in “standby” mode since my initial post. Since then, the concrete spa pad and deck supports were added, but not much else could be done until the spa itself arrived. That day was today.


UPDATED: House upgrade 2008: the deck and spa

I turned in my beer bottles and decided to put the windfall towards a new deck. Step #1 is: destroy the old deck.