Editor's Review: Fasteners for Grooved Decking
review date: March 10, 2011
Instead of screwing into the top of the joist, the DeckEase screws into the side. Because it doesn’t register the groove-tab level off the top of the joist, this one-size fastener fits any height slot and any thickness of decking. The DeckEase fits 1/8-in.- to 3/16-in.-wide slots. One side of the fastener leg has tiny points that you drive into the side of the joist after engaging one groove tab with the decking. The points hold the DeckEase in position until you drive the screw into the side of the joist. Fasteners can be installed on the left or right side of the joist, or they can be doubled up on both sides of a joist where decking butt joints land. The clips don’t automatically register a joint space, but you can gap any distance you like from 1/8 in. to 5/16 in.
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