|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 695 days ago||1278 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
695 days ago
I know this is only a quasi-woodworking subject, but I need some input and i know this is almost always a good source.
I’m building a deck for someone. The customer wants composite decking, which I have never worked with and, frankly, don’t like much.
The decking has grooves down each side and it is secured to the joists with a special T-shaped thing that fits in the grooves and is screwed to the joist between each piece of decking.
When everything is in place I cannot tighten down the screws because my driver will not fit between the pieces of decking. The screws are #1 square drive. The problem is that the shoulders of the driver tip are not deep enough.
Is there a special driver tip for this? Am I not suppose to tighten them down?
Any advice would be appreciated.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.