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TREX Hideaway Clips Installation

TREX® Hideaway Clip Installation Guidelines

HOW TO INSTALL TREX HIDEAWAY UNIVERSAL HIDDEN FASTENERS

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NOTE: Maximum spacing of deck boards using Hideaway system is 16" on center. Fasteners provide ¼" gap when installed correctly.

Installing Start Clips and First Board
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1.  Install start clips on edge of ledger board, centered on each joist. Secure clips with screws.
2.  Push grooved edge of deck board into start clips. Important: First board MUST be straight and well secured.

Installing Universal Fasteners
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3.  Insert fastener into grooved edge of deck board.
4.  Align screw hole in fastener with center of joist. Continue along the length of the board at every joist.

NOTE: Screw only halfway down. DO NOT fully tighten.

Installing Second Board
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5.  Slide second board into place, making sure fasteners fit into groove. Install the next universal fastener on the other side of the second board in the same manner as Steps 3 and 4. DO NOT fully tighten the screw.

Complete Installation
6.  Tighten screws on fasteners in first row. Proceed with Steps 3 through 5, tightening down each row after board that follows is in place. Be sure to use a long #1 square bit.
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Installing Last Board
Option 1:

Using Fascia Board
7a.  Pre-drill pilot holes at an angle through grooved edge of deck board into ledger board. Install 2½" screws through pilot holes to secure. Attach fascia board flush with deck surface.
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Option 2:
With Deck Board Overhang
7b.  Pre-drill pilot holes at 45° angle from below deck surface through rim joist. Seat last board into fasteners overhanging rim joist. Secure board with 2½" screws using pilot holes. Position fascia board below overhanging deck board.
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HOW TO INSTALL STAIR TREADS

Installation Options
NOTE:
FOr best results, use square edge decking and manually route sides that will be used to attach hidden fasteners.

Option 1: Face Screw
1. Install start clips against riser on each step.
2. Install first board (follow steps above, Step 1).
3. Install second board (follow steps above, Step 5).
4. Secure with screws from top of second board into stringer boards.
Option 2: Using 2x4 Wood Support Blocks
1. Install start clips against riser on each step.
2. Install first board (follow steps above, Step 1).
3. Attach 2x4 blocks between stringers.
4. Pre-drill holes up through blocks.
5. Install second board (follow steps above, Step 5).
4. Secure with screws from bottom through blocks and into stair treads.

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HOW TO REPLACE TREX BOARDS
INSTALLED WITH TREX HIDEAWAY UNIVERSAL FASTENERS

Universal Fasteners
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1.  Remove screws from fasteners on both sides of board to be replaced and remove board.

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2.  Angle new board to place. See inset box above.

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3.  Slide a fastener for each joist into board grooves from both ends of the board.

NOTE: You may have to loosen the adjacent boards to slide fasteners into position.

 
4.  Position replacement board and secure fasteners on center of each joist.

Additional Installation Tips

Trex Hideaway Fasteners


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