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It sounds like you guys are way out of my league. I'm just a do-it-yourselfer...not a contractor. Although I built a house with my tools back in the US (and they did great), I take good care of them and have never dropped any of them. What is neat about the DeWalt 18v system is that I could have a drill, hammer drill, impact driver, sabre saw, circular saw, and nailer all running with the same interchangeable batteries, and I never had a battery or a tool fail. I really wish I still had them. With the absolute lack of outlets around a typical home here, it would be wonderful to have a full set of battery powered tools that didn't all have different sized batteries. If all of your batteries are unique, that is when you have to worry about a battery failure.

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If all of your batteries are unique, that is when you have to worry about a battery failure.

 

True, that's why it pays to stick with one brand and one size battery. The cool thing, at least about Makita chargers, is that they will charge any voltage Makita battery, at least my 12 volt one did, anything from 12v on down so there was no need to have a bunch of different chargers plugged in unless you need to charge them all at once. 

 

The reason I ended up with a myriad of different voltages was because of the age of my cordless stuff. I bought my 1st cordless Makita in 1988. They didn't even have keyless chucks available for them then. The higher voltage stuff didn't come out until later. I had a 7.2v 90 degree cordless Makita angle drill that saved me a lot of time and made me a lot of money too. I don't know if Dewalt or anyone else makes a cordless angle drill. That drill had no problem accepting and running on a 9.6 v battery either. The battery wouldn't lock in place, but it would run on it with no problems whatsoever. I found that out after a 7.2v battery died part way through a job that I needed to finish NOW and gambled with inserting a 9.6v and pulling the trigger. 

 

My 9.6v was the powerhouse model Makita had before anyone even creamed of coming out with a 12v or higher voltage batteries. I got a 12v when they had been out for a year or two, but realized it didn't always fit in tight places and it was hard holding it at full arms lengths in tight places because of it's weight. For that reason I don't think I will ever need a cordless drill with a higher voltage than 12v. I had two 12v batteries that would usually last me all day, everyday and would drive over 100 screws or a fair amount of holes. It comes down to whatever works for you. 

 

I can see the need for higher voltage for other cordless tools though, especially a saw or any other device that requires a long running time, high speed, or a lot of torque. 

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I wish they had composite decking material like they have in the U.S. It looks like wood (sort of) but is made from recycled plastic and wood chips. It is rot, termite, and bug proof, and the last decking material you will need to ever buy. It is a little bit on the expensive side but it is cheaper than having to rebuild a deck multiple times or constantly refinish one. I've seen it used in place of pressure treated lumber for boat docks, and even after being exposed for 10 years to the elements it still looks good. It comes with a 20 year warranty. 

 

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Ok deck all finished . All  Built in 3 days 70sqm with the dewalt Kit .. 

Lovin the area now I ended up importing some proper decking screws from Aus which worked really well 

 

i tried to upload some pics for you but i dont seem to be able post pics on this forum any help from admin would be appreciated 

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70 sqm is huge deck.  Double the size of condos some of us live here.

 

3 days ? Good going mate. Is that just for screwing down the decking?

 

What decking you ended up using?  Any idea yet of coating you going to put on it?

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I ended up using New Zealand decking treated pine . And it was all set out and stumps dug concreted 1st day then the bearers and joist & part of the decking the second day and finish off the 3rd .. I had my brother who is a builder come do it with me .. Also tiled the stairs leading down the deck as well

 

Still not sure what to stain it I bought some dark walnut but going on The pine it is a little to dark almost black.. I'm going down to the hardware to try some samples to see what I like .. I would like to keep it the natural color now after seeing it down but it will only to grey if I don't stain it soon .. But over all I'm pretty happy with it

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As you come over the New bridge heading into Mactan and you come up to the first light there is a really good hardware/ lumber store on the left corner  I believe it will have everything you need. If you need screws and bolts than I would suggest going to the Colon market area there is a shop called Cebu screws & bolts who have the best selection and availability in Cebu.

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i was asking my aussie mate who has fitted hundreds of deckings in Australia, about what is the best oil/wax to keep decking looking best all the time. He recommended decking oil, but when I asked at Citi Hardware at the decking department they knew nowt about it.

 

I am looking for good oil that does not leave a greasy film, bit like a teak oil, but  will prevent build up of dirt and wood discolouring.  

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Anyone who uses nails for a deck should be shot. 

 

Don`t shoot me.

 

I have had some very good results with nailing decking down.

 

 Depending on your joists material decking get fixed on to. Thickness of decking material also important. And off course equipment you have available.

 

I have done most of my 3/4" decking using Hitachi coil nailers. 


 Using softwood joists like treated pine.      3/4" thick soft or hardwood decking material.

 

 2 1/2" dome head galvanised or stainless ringshank nails will be hard to pull out.


If your joists are of hardwood.  Same length gal or ss twistshank nail is very good.


If using Galv C channel joists. There also is a hardened decking nail available to use with your coilnailer.


Anything in thicker decking always screwed down.


 

 

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I am looking for good oil that does not leave a greasy film, bit like a teak oil, but  will prevent build up of dirt and wood discolouring.  

 

 

Before deciding what to use as a final coating?

 

 I would look into few important issues.

 

 Like.

 

  Is your deck exposed to sun and the rain ? ( UV )

 

 Also consider how much foot traffic your deck will be subject to. 

 

How much time for  maintenance are you prepared to.  Oiling, exposed to elements decking would need to be redone few times a year to

 

keep it looking good. 

 

IMHO

 

Marine varnishes and coatings are to me just about best option to use on decking.  Expensive .  Yes 

 

 

 

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I ended up using New Zealand decking treated pine .

 

How is it "treated"? The stuff I have seen locally (from NZ) that is treated is either green or red. 

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How is it "treated"? The stuff I have seen locally (from NZ) that is treated is either green or red. 

 

 

This might give you few answers.  I believe AUS / NZ using same method.

 

http://www.pinetimberproducts.com.au/technical5/timber-preservative-treatments/

 

I would favour slower growth  NZ pine over AUS

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Linseed oil is a safe bet. Think of cricket bats! However due to the extreme climate we are in, it calls for more unusual methods and products that we are not generally used to. As with most things, we have to adapt what we know to suit our local environment!

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Linseed oil is a safe bet. Think of cricket bats! However due to the extreme climate we are in, it calls for more unusual methods and products that we are not generally used to. As with most things, we have to adapt what we know to suit our local environment!

 

Linseed oil is good if not exposed to sun. Due to slow drying time mixing it with mineral ( white )spirits will speed it up.   Two or three coats would be good for year or two.

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