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 Post subject: cypress porch flooring
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:58 pm 

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We installed a porch with this. The builder covered it with ramboard after the installation. Took the ramboard off a few weeks later so we could sand it and where water blows in on the ends there was black mold on it. He took up all that flooring, we cut off the bad parts, reinstalled the good and he ordered replacement wood for the rest. He assumed it got mold on it because he had covered it up with the ramboard, thereby trapping the moisture underneath it. Now, it has rained on it again and the ends that were wet are developing mold on them. We tried sanding it out the first time and couldnt get it to sand out. Anybody experience this?? What to do?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:34 pm 

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Wow that is some soft wood for a porch!! I would suggest a 4 to 1 bleach and water and a bug sprayer spray evenly and hope for the best to kill the mold, then sand and get it sealed asap.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:15 pm 

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Glad it's not my material!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:41 pm 

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Groover,

Fir has been used for centuries as a porch deck material and Mahogany has become very popular as well and I believe these 2 species are even softer........


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:41 pm 

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Mr. Rosilio,
Thank you for the history lesson...I believe vertical grain fir was most popular:) but I beg to differ IF I may be so bold ;) domestic cypress iis prolly the most softes t&g material out there. Also popular for barn siding "used for centuries":) for its rot resistance. Turn yer sander around on this stuff and you can leave wheel indentations....

Now go play golf with Joe Laz...hehe


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:50 pm 

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Mr.????? Wow it's almost like my Mom yelling to me LOL

And yes Vert fir was most popular yet there is a southern species of Doug fir softer than Domestic Cypress ;) There is a Mexican strain but I know how you get about Illegals ;) LOL


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:51 pm 

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Btw: Joe and I Tee off around 10 am Tomorrow =D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:00 pm 

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Sorry I dont use wickopedia for info thats why I said "prolly". But thanks for the info and you do sound smarter then I:)

Let me know if you need any swing tips as I know you can use all the help you can get...Fukc it just aim for the tree..:)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:15 pm 

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Oh no you said prolly because you weren't so sure of yourself as you pretend to be lol

The Nwfa and the USDA wood forestry has some interesting Janka Readings by species, though a rudimentary Cypress search finds that it's durability to the outside elements makes it a good choice for an exterior porch and/ or decking ;)

Btw: I always aim for the trees helps start the draw or fade sweety....lol


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:20 pm 

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Btw: I always aim for the trees helps start the draw or fade sweety....lol

The USGA has some interesting info also, and that so called fade or draw or yours is classified as a hook or slice:)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:26 pm 

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You say TOE-mate-toe.......I say Toe-mot-toe LOL


and yes I do have that classic hook and/ or slice from time to time although the slice is rare these days unless I'm trying to fade it =D

I'll be thinking about you tomorrow...not ;) LOL


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:29 pm 

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Well Joe says he wont be in Rochester till the 14th..so I guess you'll be playing with yourself....again..tissue??


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:33 pm 

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My employee is Named Joe ..........

Btw: He shows up on time and can be left alone, even to edge ;) LOL


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:07 am 

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Dale Rosilio wrote :
> My employee is Named Joe ..........
>
> Btw: He shows up on time and can be left alone, even to edge ;) LOL

Now that IS funny. LOL


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:37 pm 

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Tim,
Who asked yer opinion???:)


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