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Client Wants Bling Added to Deck

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Per the Clients Request to add Bling to the Deck. 

 I've came up with a few ideas:

The Pergalo looks kool but doesn't stop the midday sun light and the deck gets hot.  I can vouch for the how hot the deck got while building it during a 104 degree heat index summer temp.

The Client and I have talked about Half Lite sun screens of wood lattice or vine type plants.   With a preference for the natural look with plants.  So here is my idea of a natural sun shade that could be used until the plants become established in a couple of growing seasons.







Deck and Pergalo Before Bling
Deck and Pergalo Before Bling

Reed Fence could also be used as a sunshade for the pergalo
Reed Fence could also be used as a sunshade for the pergalo

Reed Fence as seen at Home Depot
















additional bling deck ideas


Before and After Deck Photos


Here's what it took to make the Deck Safe








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Deck Safety Support Beam

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In addition to the 2 prior blog posts on deck safety anchor point support.
  1. Deck Failure Prevention Building Safety Issue

  2. Deck Failure FIXED Prevented Building Safety Issue
3. The opportunity presented itself with this deck to add a Double 2x6 Support Beam.  This Support Beam cut the stress load on the Ledger board by over 50%.  It reduced the ledger board tributary load by 85%.

Support Beam is responsible 96 Sq Ft of Deck Trib Load
Support Beam is responsible 96 Sq Ft of Deck Tributary Load Stress, easily handled by Double 2x6 that are glued and screwed!
The new support beam now carries the biggest percentage of the load on the deck.

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this blog post is not the place to teach about tributary loads.  A quick duckduckgo search pointed me to the following link:
Tributary Areas for Gravity Loads
Last Revised: 11/04/2014
If the beam is supporting a floor, roof, or wall that has a pressure loading normal to the surface, the total force on the beam equals the area of surface supported (i.e. the tributary area)...   http://www.bgstructuralengineering.com/BGSMA/BGTribArea/BGSMA_TA_02.htm



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Bill Gates’ Nuclear Pipe Dream convert Depleted U to Pu

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If you're like me and read faster than watching a video here are the Transcripts for the interview.  It looks to me like complete madness and explains so much about the Inner Dealings of the Nuclear Industry and points directly to why all the nuclear waste has been left around in different places around the country where it is causing health issues around the St Louis Region and other places 

Paducah, Love Canal, Indian Point, Westlake Landfill, Coldwater Creek, Fukushima, Hartford...

  
Uranium to Plutonium is the grand scheme...

Published on Mar 15, 2016
(EnviroNews DC Bureau) — Editor’s Note: The following news piece represents the second in a 15-part mini-series titled, Nuclear Power in Our World Today, featuring nuclear authority, engineer and whistleblower Arnie Gundersen. The EnviroNews USA special encompasses a wide span of topics, ranging from Manhattan-era madness to the continuously-unfolding crisis on the ground at Fukushima Daiichi in eastern Japan.

READ/VIEW the full report and transcript on EnviroNews here: http://environews.tv/031416-paducah-b...


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