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Hi folks,

Here are some pics of my new toys and the deck I built for our new pool.

Sorry some of the pics are sideways, I can't find where to delete them !

Cheers,
Dan
 

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Sorry some of the pics are sideways, I can't find where to delete them !

Cheers,
Dan
easy..
EDIT > GO ADVANCED > (scroll down) > MANGE ATTACHMENTS > (scroll down in pop up window) > SELECT WHICH ATTACHME3NTS TO DELETE...

ask a moderator to do the deed...
 

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Hi folks,

Here are some pics of my new toys and the deck I built for our new pool.

Cheers,
Dan
nice work on the pool and deck...
nicer toys...
 

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Nice work Dan. This is how I rotate photos, with a little practice it takes next to no time.
I use Paint.net, a FREE program like this: copy image, crop to selection,File, image,rotate 90°,save as, give it a name,save as..Jpeg to your desk top from where you can post it on the forum, and it really is a quick procedure.
 

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That's a pretty deck indeed. And a great choice of new tools. Just can't go wrong with Bosch.

I've been saving and rotating my pix before posting using a free program called Irfanview, which is free on the web. One of those open source wonders! Phone cameras seem to have this rotating problem for me. I just recently discovered the Edit/Advanced buttons which really add a lot of options. That pool is going to attract some grandkids. Is it heated? Also interested in how you finished that deck?
 

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James,
I have built many decks for others. In the 90s I operated a renovation company and did all kinds of work. From fences and decks to kitchens and bathrooms and basements. I also have not paid anyone to do something I can do, although I sometimes hire younger people to help me..
Dan
 

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Tom, The IPhone pics are fine, it's the guy sitting between the keyboard/mouse that is the problem. You and Chuck have suggested the advanced buttons, I'll give those a try. The deck is built from brown treated wood, I won't be using any finishes this year. I'll use a Thompsons water seal for the winter and when I demolish and re-build the old deck, then I will likely use a Cedar or Redwood stain that lets you still see the grain of the wood. The pool is not heated yet. We are undecided if we will heat it. There is absolutely no shade in my back yard and therefore a heater would only be used in May and September, not sure I can justify the expense and an electric thermo pump is the best route for electricity is relatively cheap in Quebec and it is still costing some friends about $600 to heat theirs. As for the grandkids, unfortunately not, but that's another story !
 

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I'll use a Thompson's water seal for the winter and when I demolish and re-build the old deck, then I will likely use a Cedar or Redwood stain that lets you still see the grain of the wood.
IIRC Thompson's has wax in it and that will effect/affect any stains you want to change to...
 
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Thanks Stick,
I didn't know that. I will leave it as is for this year and just finish all at the same time. The other part is now two levels apx.16 x 20, I will make it one level with a ramp instead of stairs and it will be 20 x 20 with my outdoor kitchen that I've always wanted to build and something probably a gazebo, for some shade.

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I agree with Stick about the Thompson's. I worked for a few people that used it and it stayed tacky for a long time and tracked into the house. One of them put it on late in the year and it was non a long front porch. It was covered so the sun didn't hit it. He might have put it on too thick, and anyway it had a greasy feel to it the whole week I worked there. Right or wrong, it kind of soured me on the product.
Herb mentioned the program Paint.net I have that one, but I got weened on another free one. It's called Irfanview. It's super easy to resize or rotate images. For serious stuff I use Photoshop, but Irfanview is my go to for most everything.
https://www.irfanview.com/
I just now saw that Tom had already mentioned Irfanview. ...guess I need to slow down when I read.

Nice work on the deck. The "brown wood" you used is treated non-incised wood right?
If it is, it's better to season the wood a year anyway.
 

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" I will make it one level with a ramp instead of stairs..."
-Dan

If the ramp is for wheelchair accessibility, there are published standards for the slope etc. Pretty sure they're published online.
A ratio of 1:7 sticks in my mind but apparently it's a bit more complicated than that... (2:12 = 1:6 so I'm in the ballpark.)
https://www.disabilitysystems.com/ramps/ramp-guide.html
 

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Dan,

The ramp is for me and for my wife and for my friend the snow blower. We all seem to have difficulty with stairs, that's why the new deck will be one level only, it is currently two levels with 5 steps in between. It makes it hard to cook on the BBQ Grill when you must go up and down those stairs multiple times. Hopefully after my surgery aqnd a large weight loss, maybe I'll find it easier.
 

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Nice deck...worth the money...

Nice work...money can't buy...

New tools...priceless...
 
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