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Red Squirrel

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I need to try to cover more area today when I put sunscreen...



The back is always tricky to do, and where I'm working the sun is always on my back. I'm mostly done the posts though so at least I'll be able to move on to other areas that get shade.



Those are just screwed in for now, going to add the supports, then any that are not level I will force level with a temporary brace, then I will lag bolt them all in, and hopefully they will stay level at that point when I remove any braces. Not really going for perfection here though, it's a deck, it's outside, it WILL move, bend, and deform over the years.
 
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Red Squirrel

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use a spray on sunscreen dummy
Don't have any, and don't really want to start going to shop for some. Outings waste time, and days off go by fast and are short enough as is.

Did end up having to go to Home Depot for screws though... but it's peak of day, need to take a break anyway, sun is way too powerful at this time. I figured peak of day was more 11am to 3pm, but I find it actually starts to get real bad around 3pm.
 

shortylickens

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I lived in the desert for several years.
Thru trial and error I discovered that sunscreen really isnt the best way to protect myself from the almighty Ra.
Its better to wear light, thin clothing and a hat. And theres a whole line of fashion specifically for this purpose.














This actually protects better and is easier than smearing yourself with goop every time you walk outside.
 
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Red Squirrel

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Water cooled clothing would maybe work though, I'm surprised that's not a thing. I guess it would be kinda bulky and it would need to be hooked up to some kind of water chiller. Basically like carrying a window AC unit on your back lol. Make it run off Ryobi batteries and I'd be all set!
 

sdifox

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Water cooled clothing would maybe work though, I'm surprised that's not a thing. I guess it would be kinda bulky and it would need to be hooked up to some kind of water chiller. Basically like carrying a window AC unit on your back lol. Make it run off Ryobi batteries and I'd be all set!
 

bigboxes

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Water cooled clothing would maybe work though, I'm surprised that's not a thing. I guess it would be kinda bulky and it would need to be hooked up to some kind of water chiller. Basically like carrying a window AC unit on your back lol. Make it run off Ryobi batteries and I'd be all set!
Now THAT'S a high thought!
 

Red Squirrel

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Did not do as much progress as I had hoped, this just took way longer than it should have. Measuring, cutting, trying (and failing to) get everything 100% level etc. I had to kind of accept that it's not going to be perfect and move on.




6 more 2x4 braces to do, then I will try to force the crooked ones to be level, and I'm hoping that if I install the lag bolts and extra bracing while they are forced level that it will keep them that way once I remove the temp supports.

Either way, after a couple winters it's all going to move anyway. :p My parent's deck was professionally built and even that moves around over the years.
 

IronWing

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I lived in the desert for several years.
Thru trial and error I discovered that sunscreen really isnt the best way to protect myself from the almighty Ra.
Its better to wear light, thin clothing and a hat. And theres a whole line of fashion specifically for this purpose.














This actually protects better and is easier than smearing yourself with goop every time you walk outside.
Where is the shirt sold?
 

IronWing

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Water cooled clothing would maybe work though, I'm surprised that's not a thing. I guess it would be kinda bulky and it would need to be hooked up to some kind of water chiller. Basically like carrying a window AC unit on your back lol. Make it run off Ryobi batteries and I'd be all set!
Why not just sweat?
 
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