Building decks of man-made materials like
Trex® or tropical hardwoods like Pau Lope® or
Ipe? Use award-winning Eb-Ty hidden deck fasteners to hold down deck
boards and you’ll see nary a screw or nail. Our
Eb-Ty fasteners now include stainless steel screws
with black painted heads, so the deck fastener is
almost perfectly hidden!
Installation is easy – everything takes place
on the top side. First, use a biscuit joiner to cut
slots in each deck board where it crosses a joist.
Then apply a thin bead of construction adhesive
to the top of the joists. Next, drive a 7 x 2-1/4"
long stainless steel trim head screw through the
Eb-Ty clip and decking board and into the joist at
a 45° angle (there isn’t any need to measure; the
clips automatically set the angle). Eb-Ty’s unique
design locks everything together like the tongue and groove of a hardwood floor.
Use #1 Square Driver bits: HHS-0120 #1 x 2" Ball Detent, HHS-0134 #1 x 3-1/2" Ball Detent, or a reduced shank driver such as HRS-0110 #1 x 1" Wire Detent or HRS-0120 #1 x 1-15/16" Ball Detent Driver.
Eb-Ty’s “Live Cylinder” fasteners provide
1/4" spacing to accommodate the seasonal expansion and contraction of composite
lumber such as Trex® or pressure-treated materials.
Eb-Ty received the 1998 Construction Innovation Award from the editors of The
Journal of Light Construction, has been reviewed in Fine Homebuilding (March
1998) and has appeared on The Learning Channel show, “Men in Tool Belts.”
the USA of UV-resistant polypropylene.
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By MJ Construction and Remodeling
from Denver Colorado
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Comments about Eb-Ty Live Cylinder Hidden Deck Clips:
I use this clip for several reasons. The fact that it will not rust is first on the list, also like that it covers the top of the joist, preventing freeze thaw damage to the structure. Its easy to install and the clients like that it is black and hard to see. Clients also like that the snow shovel doesn't catch on a screw head.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good Idea Poor Design
from Almost in Florida
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
Waste of Money and my time. Not worth the money I paid. Poorly designed.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend