Looking for some "Ultra-Deck" "Quickcap" advice, comments!

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Forum topic by surayabay posted 03-22-2014 06:47 PM 2183 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2014 06:47 PM

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I know that “Ultra-Deck” product, “Quickcap”, is of course a plastic and wood composite. But they, “Ultra-Deck”, don’t seem to have a whole lot of advice on install. The old deck your installing it on top of needs to have a 1/3” gap, between boards, meaning you probably have to rip both sides of “every board” on the old deck to achieve that gap, and then install the “Quickcap” perpendicular to those boards! WOW! I have an 800sq., ft, deck, that’s a whole lot of ripping going on!! Anyone ever use the “Quickcap product?, Any tips, do’s don’ts, install tips? Real wood is no longer an option for us. Thanks, surayabay

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#1 posted 03-28-2014 02:00 PM

Instead of ripping the boards couldn’t you just nail them farther apart to get the 1/3 inch separation?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 03-28-2014 02:07 PM

So this product goes over the top of existing deck boards? and they require a 5/16” gap between the existing deck boards underneath?

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