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Re: [Shop-talk] Composite Decking

To: Matt <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Composite Decking
From: David Scheidt <>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:24:35 -0500
Cc: "" <>
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> On Apr 17, 2015, at 07:41, Matt <> wrote:
> Thanks everyone for the feedback.  Good info.
> Dave,
> Asphalt shingles is exactly what I was thinking about.
> I consider that application ill advised due to heat, weight, and the
additional mess when it actually gets done right.
> But what makes it a bad idea for a deck?
> I was thinking about orienting the boards 90 degrees to the existing.
Support definitely wouldn't be an

Two to start with. First, the deck was not likely designed with more than
double the dead load of the planking in mind.  Wind load will do a number on

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