screw hollow deck boards

deck screws

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when to use nails vs. screws

nails and screws are ancient wood-fastening technology that still get the job done today. but how do you know which one to use for any given project? that question was actually easier to answer a

'what and how'

some suggestions on how to remove screw-fitted decking boards without trashing them. my video filming skills could be better i know - but the essential story is there . . . i hope you enjoy

common questions and answers camo fasteners

national nail common questions faq can camo fasteners be used with hollow decking? rather, remove the screw by reversing the drill and backing it out or continue to force the screw into the deck board. driving the screw in the rest of the way is the recommended method. once driven in, remove the tool and continue with your project.

screw extractor

you have driven a screw in to hold your parts together and the screw head breaks off. the screw extractor can solve the problem. drill out the whole screw with a size extractor needed to remove entire screw depth. then replace removed wood with dowel use a good wood glue. after it is dry preferred 24 hours, you can reapply a new screw.

how to remove old deck screws hunker

use a phillips head, flat head or power screwdriver to back out any old deck screws from the deck's boards that do not contain stripped heads. wear work gloves to protect your hands. if mold or mildew is present, wear a nose mask. step 2 place the old deck screws in a trashcan. work in sections if the deck is large.

venting hollow surf and sup boards

venting hollow surf and paddleboards. venting hollow paddleboards and surfboards. atmospheric venting of hollow surfboards or sups is critical. without a functioning vent, your board will be vulnerable to structural failure due to primarily the expansion of air inside your board as the board heats up, which it inevitably does when out in the sun.


the screw extractor is the easy way to remove sheared or broken screws. when used with a drill press or a power drill with a pre-bored guide block, this hollow, sawtooth edged extractor bores a clean hole around the broken screw without damaging the surrounding surface. the 3/8' extractor removes up to a 12 screw.

ledger board attachment to a solid concrete foundation

installing a deck ledger board around vents, pipes and spigots can i attach my deck to a hollow block concrete foundation? my existing deck's ledger board doesn't have flashing. what should i do? removing stucco siding for the ledger board attaching a deck ledger board to engineered floor joists