Seeking tips for replacing deck board w/o damaging/denting others

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Old 08-28-18, 01:49 PM
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Seeking tips for replacing deck board w/o damaging/denting others

Normally, I would use crowbars to pry them away but we're maintaining many of the planks that are fine. Any tips?
 
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Look up a crows foot nail puller or cats paw tool (depends where you are from as to what you call it). It will allow you to dig the nails out without touching the adjoining lumber. Once the nails are out, you lift the board out and discard. Will make short order of your task.
 
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Also setting a piece of scrap lumber under a crowbar will prevent it from digging into that piece of wood.
 
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If you have access to the underside of the deck, you can drive the boards, needing replacement, up with a sledge hammer.
 
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If you have a saber saw or sawsall you can drill some holes and cut the boards into pieces that can be easily removed.

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There's a drainage system underneath.
 
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How much clearance do you have below the deck?

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What czizzi said... Cats paw will git'er done. If ya never used one, put the claw portion just above the nail head pointing down then hit the backside of it with a hammer to drive the "paw" under the nail head then pry it up.


 

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