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IPE Deck Boards - 1x6, 1x6 plus or 5/4x6?

Posted by noobs (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 20, 09 at 22:55

I'm planning on building an IPE deck that's going to be about 20" off the ground. What thickness of deck board is recommended for this application?

Thanks!

Any recommendations between Banner Elk, Advantage, East Teak or Build Direct?


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RE: IPE Deck Boards - 1x6, 1x6 plus or 5/4x6?

I vote East Teak. 1x6'' ipe is plenty strong over 16'' on center joists. J.


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RE: IPE Deck Boards - 1x6, 1x6 plus or 5/4x6?

Would 5/4 or 1x6 plus reduce the chance of cupping? I was told that 5/4 was recommended for a deck closer to the ground.

Are they just trying to get me to spend more?


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RE: IPE Deck Boards - 1x6, 1x6 plus or 5/4x6?

Would 5/4 or 1x6 plus reduce the chance of cupping? I was told that 5/4 was recommended for a deck closer to the ground.

Are they just trying to get me to spend more?


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RE: IPE Deck Boards - 1x6, 1x6 plus or 5/4x6?

5/4 ipe will react the same way 1x6 ipe will under the same conditions. J.


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RE: IPE Deck Boards - 1x6, 1x6 plus or 5/4x6?

I'll let you know about the 21mm someday. I just layed it and it seems to be fine. I'll be doing the finish work today. Slow start...its Saturday!


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RE: IPE Deck Boards - 1x6, 1x6 plus or 5/4x6?

The best way to reduce the chance of cupping is to screw the boards down from the top


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RE: IPE Deck Boards - 1x6, 1x6 plus or 5/4x6?

OK, great thanks everyone. I can save quite a few bucks with 1x6 or 1x6 plus.

BTW, it was East Teak that recommended the 5/4x6. It was about $4 per LF. I can get 21mm for about $3 and lees for 1x6.


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RE: IPE Deck Boards - 1x6, 1x6 plus or 5/4x6?

Why are we talking in mm this is America.

JonMon


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RE: IPE Deck Boards - 1x6, 1x6 plus or 5/4x6?

Noobs - I'm thinking of going the same direction as you.

However prices are much higher than when you said "I can get 21mm for about $3 and less for 1x6."
Where did you find that 21mm Ipe and 1x6 Ipe?

Thanks in advance,


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RE: IPE Deck Boards - 1x6, 1x6 plus or 5/4x6?

cj if your in the SF Bay Area Ca. email me and i can refer you to a local supplier


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