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TigerClaw Hidden Deck Fasteners

 

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Hidden Deck Fasteners
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Tiger Claw Hidden Deck Fasteners Instructions

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>   Two people ease the operation. It helps speed installation and ensure an even surface if one person installs the Tiger Claws, while the second drives the screws. Both should be standing on the deck board as it is driven onto prongs.
 
>   Let the decking extend over the edge of the deck. Once decking is completed, it can be marked and cut clean and straight.
 
>   Hammer board. A bevel angle cut on the ends of the board will help it to slide easier across the joists while working your way down the board during installation.
 
Difficulty installing deck boards:
 
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When not starting against the house or when very dense composite materials are used, bouncing may occur during installation of first few boards. Following these steps can ease the installation of the first 3-4 courses if difficulties arise.
 
a   First decking board must be solidly secured and have no movement.
 
b   Position next decking board, lightly tapping the board against the fastener prongs to leave impression marks on the edge of deck board.
 
c   Using a 1/8" drill bit, drill a hole 1/2" deep on each impression mark.
 
d   Place a deck board back into position against prongs, and continue with installation process.
 
Railing posts
 
Railing posts inside frame must be installed as the decking installation progresses. Decking board must be notched and installed; then the post should be placed into notch and secured. Then the next notched decking board should be installed to finish.

Railing posts outside frame: All the decking can be completed. Then decking overhang can be removed until flush with the framing, to receive the post properly.
 

Butt Joints
 
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When butt jointing deck boards, drive the first deck board onto prong with seam and centered over a support. When installing the second deck board, start installation at the butt seam if you prefer a small gap in the butt seam. If you prefer no gap in the butt seam, start installation at the outside end of deck board and work toward seam.

To minimize chances for splitting at board ends of dense material like LP Weatherbest, the manufacturer recommends predrilling fastener holes at butt seams and at outer rim joist.

For TC-2 only: Before driving the Tiger Claw into the other side of the butt seam, turn the fastener around so that the outer prongs are driven into the decking first giving the widest spread across seam.
 

45° Installation
 
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Where deck is in walled corner of house, always start with small triangular piece of decking in that corner and work your way out. When working with small pieces, it is advisable to mark prong impressions and predrill. When installing Tiger Claws, offset the center 3/4" towards the long point of joist, so screw will not exit side of joist when driven.
 
Deck board replacement
 
>   Make two parallel cuts down the center of the board to be replaced and remove center piece.
 
>   Using small pry bar, remove remaining pieces of decking off prongs.
 
>   Using cutting pliers, remove prongs down lead side (side with no visible screw heads).
 
>   Position new board into place, and carefully drive onto remaining prongs. (For dense materials, it may be necessary to predrill holes on board edge, see difficulty installing.)
 
>   Once board is set into position, secure the lead edge by either a finish nail, finish screw, or counter drill, screw and plug.
 
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IMPORTANT: Read all instructions carefully and completely to ensure proper installation.

WARNING: Parts have sharp points and edges. Use extreme caution when handling & installing. Wear safety glasses at all times.

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HOW TO INSTALL ONTO BLOCK: Insert prongs of fastener into slots in installation block.

* Except for TC-2, fastener can only be inserted into block in one direction.

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HOW TO INSTALL INTO BOARD:
 
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a  To ensure even deck surface, make sure you are standing on deck board when installing with block.
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b  Place block over joist & strike with hammer, then screw into joist.
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c  Be sure that fastener is fully installed before installing screw.
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d  Install screw at a 45 angle, through center hole of fastener and down into support joist.
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e  Check position of prongs make sure prongs are straight out.
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f  Install one (1) Tiger Claw fastener and screw into edge of deck board at each support joist. Your deck surface should look like this before proceeding with the next section.

 
YOU ARE NOW READY TO BEGIN THE INSTALLATION PROCESS.
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50 sq.ft. pkg at 16" o.c. joists
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