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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,332
    The plague of any good remodel is when you see how the first person didn’t do it properly...

    Once the footings are done, decks tend to go together rather quickly. That’s going to be a biggen!
    “If your eyes didn’t water, it means I didn’t go deep enough” says the nurse administering my COVID19 test. She was sweet...
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,564
    We had to redo the (large) deck at our house in California before we sold it. A piece of advice we got at the time was to have the new deck float (not attached to the house). In CA (at least ca. 1991) as long as the deck was physically attached to the house, any issues with its condition (e.g., rot) had to be remediated before the house was sold. CA (again, at least in the late 80s/early 90s) had regulations that made house sales extremely buyer-friendly. :)

    We did end up with a beautiful redwood deck. Redwood was inexpensive in CA in those days. I'll have to dig up a photo some time. The house was pretty standard issue California-quasi-mission-style-cheezy-stucco... but the deck was nice. :|
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,171
    I put down the last application of granular fertilizers for the lawn, palms and shrubs.... Florida laws prohibit nitrogen based granular fertilizers during the rainy months of June-September so had to get it down by the end of this month.... getting back to lawn needing to be cut every 4 or 5 days is always a treat in the summer heat. You can really tell the difference between fertilized/insect treated yards and not treated here in SWFL. Time to turn the sprinklers off..
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,171
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    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 1,000
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    This is why I moved to Western Colorado. For comparison:

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    McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp, LUMIN D2 Network Music Player, Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 receiver, Emotiva XPA Gen3 2 channel amp, Polk LSiM 703 speakers. Oppo UDP-203 Blu-Ray player, Polk LSiM 705 speakers. Polk Signature S20 speakers.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,171
    I can't deal with the cold .. you can have it... I like sub tropical and can deal with the 60 inches or so of rain that come with it... It makes things green and I don't rake any leaves...Talk to me when it is 14 degrees ... It will be 84 and sunny here.
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,392
    So the guys are making great progress today (they wanted to work on Memorial Day).
    The band and ledger are being done as we speak. More leveling of the ground around the new drainage system. Gutter guard system went in.
    Hopefully posts and main beams done tomorrow. Weather permitting.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,392
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    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Looks like these guys are doin' it right, Joe.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Soooooooo, I tried out this "new product" called Miracle Grow Organic. Eh, buy two, get one free, right? Okay, sounded like a good deal.

    Stunk the vehicle up to no end. Had to roll with the windows down cruisin' back down the highway. When I got home? Opened every door, sunroof, hatch there was for an hour. Took a shower.

    Went out to the shop tonight to go plant some stuff. Shop smelled like a cow field (concentrated). Mixed that **** with some peat moss and planted two containers for the front porch.

    All I gotta say is those plants need to be 20 foot tall by tomorrow morning to put up with that kind of ****!

    Wow......shall I say, "fragrant"?

    Tom - AKA - "Mr. Fragrant" right now....

    P.S. - Time for a deep clean, pressure wash and a dunk in bleach. That might get me back to normal. Sheesh.

    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • schwarcwschwarcw Posts: 7,251
    Tom, your yard looks fabulous! Congrats!

    Give me a call sometime!
    Carl

  • MilitoMilito Posts: 954
    Great looking yard Tom!

    Nice deck Joe!
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Music Hall A70.2 integrated amp, B&K 4420 Reference, HSU VTF-2 MK5, LSiM705, LSiM704, Technics PD867, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Cullen Gold Power Cable, Signal Power Cables, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Fluance RT85, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,564
    Nice looking deck.
    I like the umbrella!
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,917
    Nice Deck Joe! I like the Metal Spindles over any Wooden style.

    Ready for a Summer of enjoyment B)
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • KexKex Posts: 4,297
    Fabulous! Congratulations! 🥳 🎈 🎉
    Alea jacta est!
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 954
    OK, it's done and looks great. What day is the party Joe!
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Music Hall A70.2 integrated amp, B&K 4420 Reference, HSU VTF-2 MK5, LSiM705, LSiM704, Technics PD867, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Cullen Gold Power Cable, Signal Power Cables, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Fluance RT85, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,171
    Really nice looking deck Joe... When does the excavation for the pool start?


    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Lovely looking little private oasis, Milito. Well done! This forum definitely has some great gardens and relaxation areas. Lookin' good, Joe.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,434
    Joe deck looks awesome enjoy. Milito looks good it appears that privacy fence has a framed in area for the tree branch how unique. Lots of nice yards pictured here.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,392
    Had ribeyes on the egg to celebrate
    Thank You fellas!!
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 954
    Thanks for the comments everyone.
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Music Hall A70.2 integrated amp, B&K 4420 Reference, HSU VTF-2 MK5, LSiM705, LSiM704, Technics PD867, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Cullen Gold Power Cable, Signal Power Cables, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Fluance RT85, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,917
    Milito wrote: »
    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    What a Beautiful area you have created! Absolutely love it B)

    But, I don't envy whoever has to treat all that wood, including the Privacy Fence :#

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
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