Wednesday

Saving a Deck from the Landfill


Deck Repair by Scotty-Scotts Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy

Because the Deck was not built to current Building Codes the St Louis Building Code Department required- 
"Bring the Deck to Current Building Codes or Tear it Down"
  1. Structural Site Inspection and Documentation of Needed Repairs of the Deck by an Architectural Engineer,
  2. Obtain a Repair Permit (based on the Engineers findings) for the needed repairs,
  3. Structurally reinforce the existing deck to the Suggestions made by the Architectural Engineer,
  4. Repair other areas that are in disrepair
  5. Have the added “Structural Work” Inspected by the St Louis Building Code Official
  6. Power Wash and Paint
  7. Final Inspection by the St Louis Building Code Official and Property Owner






Day 1 Work Photos
  • Add ½ in by 8in Lag Bolts at 16in OC at Joist House Connection to existing 3/8 in Lag Bolts

Add ½ in by 8in Lag Bolts at 16in OC at Joist House Connection to existing 3/8 in Lag Bolts, Scotts Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy 

  • Additional Photo of Added Lag Bolts to Joist Wall Connection

Additional Photo of Added Lag Bolts to Joist Wall Connection


  • Lag Bolts at 16in OC the Entire Length of the Joist

Lag Bolts at 16in OC the Entire Length of the Joist 


  • Temporary Support for Safety and to make sure the Deck Stays True and Plumb while we added the Double 2x8 Main Support Beam
  • Note: I don't really think the Deck would have collapsed onto the crew while working on the Main Support but for Peace of Mind I went ahead and installed a Temporary 2x4 Post and Beam.
Temporary Support for Safety



  • Note: Simpson Strong Tie Connector- Post Beam Connection on 2 Center Posts
  • Outer Post utilize 2- 1/2 x 8in Bolt, Nut, Washer

Simpson Strong Tie Connector- Post Beam Connection on 2 Center Posts


Day 2 Work Photos

  • Upper Stairs and New Deck Boards
  • 3- 2x12 Stair Stringers
  • 7 3/4in Risers
  • 10 in Tread

Upper Stairs and New Deck Boards


  • Upper Stairs
  • New Deck Boards
  • New Upper Railing

Upper Stairs,New Deck Boards,New Upper Railing


  • Removing Lower Stair Case


Removing Lower Stair Case



  • Adding 2x8 to Existing Double 2x8 Joist- 3 Total 2x8- Combination of 16 Galvanized Nails, Screws, Glued, and 2-1/2 x 8in Bolt, Nut, Washer


Adding 2x8 to Existing Double 2x8 Joist- 3 Total 2x8- Combination of 16 Galvanized Nails, Screws, Glued, and 2-1/2 x 8in Bolt, Nut, Washer


Scotty-Scotts Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy






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Monday

Roy Blunt R MO Dirty Energy Money from Oil, Coal, etc

                  

Dirty Energy Voting Record for Roy Blunt 

aka:"Big Oil Roy Blunt"


Roy Blunts Dirty Dollar Image via: http://dirtyenergymoney.org


While searching for what company (Big Oil and Big Coal) was giving to the Politicians from Missouri aka: "Big Oil Roy Blunt", who is also in favor of the XL Canadian Pipeline I went to the site: http://dirtyenergymoney.org



Dirty Energy Voting Record for Roy Blunt

  • Summary: Sided with Dirty Energy interests in 100% of selected votes. 
    (A red 'x' means the member of Congress sided with Dirty Energy interests.)  

    On the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Proceed to the Consideration of S. 953):

    Would open up the outer continental shelf to more oil and gas drilling More info..

    On the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Proceed to the Consideration of S. 940):

    "Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act" eliminates certain tax breaks for the largest U.S. oil companiesMore info..

    On the Amendment (McConnell Amdt. No. 183):

    Would prohibit the EPA from taking any action to regulate greenhouse gases to address climate change. More info..



Roy Blunt (R-MO)

SENATOR

has received $1,336,955.00 since 1999