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Slippery trex (by NE [PA]) Nov 19, 2021 8:41 AM
       Slippery trex (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 19, 2021 8:45 AM
       Slippery trex (by Nicole [PA]) Nov 19, 2021 9:04 AM
       Slippery trex (by Steve [MA]) Nov 19, 2021 9:22 AM
       Slippery trex (by PG [SC]) Nov 19, 2021 9:57 AM
       Slippery trex (by Larry [MN]) Nov 19, 2021 11:02 AM
       Slippery trex (by myob [GA]) Nov 22, 2021 11:04 AM
       Slippery trex (by Steve [MA]) Nov 22, 2021 7:20 PM
       Slippery trex (by NE [PA]) Nov 22, 2021 8:16 PM
       Slippery trex (by Nellie [ME]) Nov 22, 2021 9:09 PM

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Slippery trex (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2021 8:41 AM
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I rebuilt my deck over the summer And used trex. We had rain last night and it froze and I walked out this morning and boy is it slippery! Does anybody have anything that they use safely on that? Does rocksalt work or does it harm it?

--24.152.xxx.xx




Slippery trex (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2021 8:45 AM
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Here is a hack that we use over here in the snow belt to combat ice build up

Mix

table spoon dish soap

table spoon of rubbing alcohol

into a half gal of water

pour on your deck and it will not refreeze --24.101.xxx.xxx




Slippery trex (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2021 9:04 AM
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I can't help but the other week one of those bitter cold mornings I walked onto this spring's new pressure treated deck and same thing. Coat of unseen frost and it's good a chair was right there or down I would have gone. --98.237.xxx.xx




Slippery trex (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2021 9:22 AM
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NE this came from their web site //www.trex.com/why-trex/faq/

Can I use rock salt to melt ice on my Trex decking?

Calcium chloride or rock salt can be used to melt ice and snow on Trex decking. Care should be taken to rinse off when the weather makes this practical. Use plastic shovels (never metal) to remove snow and ice. A metal shovel can possibly chip the decking surface and void the warranty. --71.174.xx.xxx




Slippery trex (by PG [SC]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2021 9:57 AM
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If you decide not to use some sort of chemical you may consider a couple of mats SAMs carries one called the Gate Keeper works very well on PT Pine access ramps. It really minimizes the slipperiness especially early morning frost.

Rain and ice PLEASE keep that sort of weather up North. It is sunny and about 65 here.

--184.20.xxx.xx




Slippery trex (by Larry [MN]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2021 11:02 AM
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I've used salt (ice melt) on my composite deck and no issues. --68.46.xx.xxx




Slippery trex (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2021 11:04 AM
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NE OT somewhat. I used trex on my upper outside deck. a 20 x 20. Has 2x12 joist on 24 inch centers. I found the trex just to springee. Put in 2x8's underneath to get some of the spring and bend out of the trex. Used the side install tool for securing the trex. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Slippery trex (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2021 7:20 PM
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myob, whenever we install one of the synthetic decking such as Trex we always place the joists 12"oc. --71.174.xx.xxx




Slippery trex (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2021 8:16 PM
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MYOB, 12 on center for trex especially if you install at an angle. --24.152.xxx.xx




Slippery trex (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2021 9:09 PM
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Yup, its a PITA to install composite decking where there was pressure treated or old porch decking. Have to install additional joists between each set. But worth the effort. --76.179.xxx.xx



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