Great credit to Pro-Deck for a terriffic primer on how to do a supreme deck and take beautiful pictures. I saw them when I searched for epoxy anchors and found out about “Piffin Putty”. I’m looking to use epoxy anchors on part of a project and had a question for those who’ve used the Simpson Anchor type of product.
The rep on the phone said you need to use a screen tube on ALL brick applications. Do you? In looking at Pro-Deck’s post, he makes no mention of them (and he includes a price list of what he used to apply the Piffin Putty), and neither did Piffin in his suggestion to Pro-Deck. It’s not that I can’t or won’t use the screen tubes, but it would be nice to only do what I have to. If either of you guys, or anybody else with hands on experience are out there, and have a second, I’d like to hear your thoughts. I’m bolting the house-facing rim joist of a free standing deck to a brick curtain wall for lateral support only in case anybody would like that info. Also, the rep said you have to use the acrylic anchor instead of epoxy in conditions under 40 F, I guess it’s stronger too. Thanks for any input… Erich