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IPE - 1x6, or 5/4 x 6

Posted by grannabelle (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 26, 09 at 22:32

the 5/4 x 6 IPE costs much more than the 1x6 - from your experience, is the 5/4 worth the extra $. Thanks

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RE: IPE - 1x6, or 5/4 x 6

There are pros & cons to each.
With 5/4x6, you could get away with less joists/joist hangers, and, consequently, less screws/labor.
5/4x6 is heavier, and harder to cut, predrill, and bowrench into there is more labor involved.
I stopped using 5/4x6 years ago. Cost was a big factor.
You have to decide for yourself.


RE: IPE - 1x6, or 5/4 x 6

have you found more cupping with the 1x6 (as was predicted by the lumber yard rep), or is that taken care of with the additional joists, etc?

RE: IPE - 1x6, or 5/4 x 6

Cupping isn't an issue if you screw the wood down correctly, and have proper ventilation.


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