View Full Version : Nailing down a deck

5th September 2004, 10:49 PM
Has anyone used this product for fixing a deck?


6th September 2004, 10:56 AM
never seen or used it - looks brilliant though I would wanna see some and apply some to make sure

6th September 2004, 07:48 PM
Looks like one of them tool/thingy/fixing that the world cant do without, until it rusts away, or the wood rots and all the decking is springing up everywhere.
Probably costs more than nails too!!


journeyman Mick
7th September 2004, 12:05 AM
I've laid a few decks using these or a similar product - Decklocks. Excellent design and execution but takes more than twice as long as just nails.


7th September 2004, 12:25 AM
I just used these: http://www.fastenmaster.com/ ... Also cost more than nails and also take longer. But bloody brilliant.

7th September 2004, 09:47 AM
yep it on both treated pine, cypress pine and merbeu.

Useless on treated pine too soft when you knock it in, great on hard woods, and excellent on hardwood on steel joists.

Looks great, boards are lovely and flat, nice airflow under boards where they contact joists.

First deck i put it on is 8 years old and no movement.


Its slow, a 30 sq metre deck took two guys three full days to put down, but it looks great, people comment everytime they see it- NO NAIL HOLES.

Oh and finally its not cheap but nothing good is :-)


7th September 2004, 07:54 PM
Thank's guys, so slow but good.
And... no good for treated pine, really? 8-(

E. maculata
8th September 2004, 07:11 PM
Gidday fella's
I have mixed feelings about these gidgets, Have around 15 metres of 9 yr old Tallowwood deck laid using these, couple of years ago 1 rusted through (pool area) "Yeah I'll fix that this weekend Love"and like domino's falling within 3-4 days 6 more had failed through movement. Guess if I had fixed the loose board straight away wouldn't have lost as many. Once I did fix down haven't lost any more, so draw your own conclusions (why not my Wife did... that I'm lazy!!)

8th September 2004, 08:37 PM

Does anybody know of any local supplier of this or similar product?

An old builder / chippy mentioned some thing like this product but could not find any locally :( .

I have to lay another 160 lm of ironbark in the future (stage II deck) :eek: .



8th September 2004, 10:57 PM
Noticed on This Old House, they just used marine grade adhesive on the deck. Had a nail gun with a few stainless steel nails just to hold down the timber til the glue set.

Claimed they'd done this for about seven years without a problem.