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SkunkedAgain

Let’s hear about your 2020 projects up at the lake. At my daughter’s request, I am going to rebuild the outhouse to “higher standards.” What do you plan to do?

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PSU

Many things.....have our footings straightened and/or repaired. Cut up downed birches and put in piles for winter burning, wash off mildew on roof....

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mbeyer

Same here....get mildew and moss off granular shingles. What's the best method? Can I just spray a heavy layer of bleach solution on it??

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Skibo

Last summer I used a product called "30 SECONDS Spray & Walk Away".  You literally spray it on and walk away.  It worked really well.  I searched and read quite a bit about killing moss on roofs and sidewalks, and this product came up time and time again.  It kills slowly over a period of several weeks.  The moss turns from green to brown and then can be "gently" washed off so it doesn't take the mineral granules off of the shingles.  Most of what I read online indicated that a bleach solution is not very effective at killing the moss.

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SkunkedAgain

You could install a zinc strip near the ridge on the mossy side(s) of the roof. They work well and prevent future growth.

 

Interesting. I've never heard of this 30 Seconds stuff but it sounds promising.

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Big V Bobcat

Going to re-deck one of my docks. Got 18 years out of the current cedar decking on a 24'-0" long dock. Anyone use Treated pine? There's Cedar-Toned Treated 2X lumber that's about 1/2 the price of cedar but a little heavier. 

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delcecchi
21 hours ago, Big V Bobcat said:

Going to re-deck one of my docks. Got 18 years out of the current cedar decking on a 24'-0" long dock. Anyone use Treated pine? There's Cedar-Toned Treated 2X lumber that's about 1/2 the price of cedar but a little heavier. 

When I did my old dock I did the first couple pallets with treated 2x6 pine.    Those ended up being like twice as heavy, or at least felt that way, than the ones I made out of cedar.   

 

The cedar is worth it if you are carrying it around a couple times a year, unless maybe you are really young and strong.  

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Mike89

when I redid my dock I stayed with cedar,,  the green treated will warp and you will not be happy, see that happen to some folks....  but you do what's best for you and the pocket book..  just my 2 cents

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SkunkedAgain

Cedar tone is just the new name for treated lumber. They essentially pre-stain it after treating, which is why they call it cedar tone. You won't find treated pine at most of the big box lumber stores anymore.

 

I agree with others. You'll appreciate the cedar down the road, even if there is a cost premium now.

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mbeyer

why isn't synthetic decking an option? AZEK, Trex?

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40' of treated cedar on ours that's 25+ years old & still in real good shape. It's been redone with a white outdoor stain 2-3 times & is usually covered with a tarp in the winter though. The 2 newer 10' sections have synthetic decking on them.

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Big V Bobcat
1 hour ago, mbeyer said:

why isn't synthetic decking an option? AZEK, Trex?

Because most of the standard width docks have too great of span between the steel supports (24"-30") and the synthetic decking isn't rigid enough.

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SkunkedAgain

That sounds like fun. Hopefully you get better lake views out of it.

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