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[Canadian Tire] Hillman #8 x 3" Brown Deck Screws 1000 pk $29.99 (Reg. $49.99) starts April 22/23

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[Canadian Tire] Hillman #8 x 3" Brown Deck Screws 1000 pk $29.99 (Reg. $49.99) starts April 22/23

If you missed the deal a few weeks ago, Brown deck screws are on sale for $29.99 in the upcoming flyer.

Starts April 22-28 for the Quebec region and April 23-29 for rest of Canada.

No mention in the flyer if the Green deck screws are also on sale. https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/hill ... 0318p.html
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Who would buy green screws when all pressure treated wood is brown in color now?

Sale on deck screws is signal that summer is just around the corner, however with lumber prices through the roof, price of screws is really now a non issue.
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sirxterminator wrote: Who would buy green screws when all pressure treated wood is brown in color now?

Sale on deck screws is signal that summer is just around the corner, however with lumber prices through the roof, price of screws is really now a non issue.
$20 is $20 - this is RFD; people have jumped through hours of hoops for a lot less
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These screws are pretty poor in quality. I had quite a few (browns) snap on me when rebuilding my deck so I went to grks from the home depot.
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Bought them last year to build a tire rack, no issues with so far. Tire rack still solid but I was using 2x4.
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Greens were on sale a couple of weeks ago..... same price

Now it’s the browns turn
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten....
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I have the same ones and re-surfaced a large deck last year, didn’t have any heads break off. The other day I removed a few boards to wire speakers and re-used the screws no problem. Some bad batches?
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These are total crap outdoors.

I installed a light-duty garden gate using these (Hillman brown) last year and had two screws completely shear off. I used the green version a few years ago on a deck and had nothing but problems with rust.
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will this rust or release any chemical? i want to build a garden bed with untreated wood...
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kiasu wrote: will this rust or release any chemical? i want to build a garden bed with untreated wood...
To protect wood, nowadays they use preservatives called ACQ. It can leach copper into the soil, but according to research, your plants would die way before you'd get any poisoning. As for the screws, they are usually galvanized, so they can release zinc.

But, the quantity would be so infinitely small... you don't need to be afraid, IMO.

In any case, with our winters, untreated wood lasts only 2-3 years before it rots away in the garden, whereas treated or cedar lasts for a good 7-10 years+.
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Looks like only the Brown screws will be on sale this time.
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kiasu wrote: will this rust or release any chemical? i want to build a garden bed with untreated wood...
i built 3 raised bed using 2x6 untreated wood. Still good after 5 years, this year i decided to move one bed so took one apart as it was failing in one corner. failure is due to the screw rusted and snapped in half and the screw i used are these brown deck screws. these don't take shear forces well as they are meant to hold deck boards down.

Most of the untreated wood was actually still alright. reused a few pieces for the new bed.

I rebuilt it using untreated 2x12 cause i found some cheap, I think was used by outdoor skating rink. and this time corner used galvanized nails and screws. screws for holding and nails for shear strength.

Having said that, just build the bed using whatever you find cheap.... with lumber prices nowadays, hard to grow enough veggies to make it worth while lol...
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These screws suck lol. Don’t last over 2-3 times on an impact as the top half breaks off!

Tried with all types of woods, the only ones they seem to last in are pine
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built a wooden deck board walkway with this. Lots of boards are coming loose after 2 years due to these screws rusting and sheering off. Not sure if it's standard for screws used outdoors but it's definitely a PITA to repair (can't pull out the embedded sheared off screws + need to make new holes = ugly!).
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HotDealsRock wrote: built a wooden deck board walkway with this. Lots of boards are coming loose after 2 years due to these screws rusting and sheering off. Not sure if it's standard for screws used outdoors but it's definitely a PITA to repair (can't pull out the embedded sheared off screws + need to make new holes = ugly!).
One time I did a quick fence repair using (indoor) construction screws. I was shocked with out quickly they rusted to the point of failure.
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HotDealsRock wrote: built a wooden deck board walkway with this. Lots of boards are coming loose after 2 years due to these screws rusting and sheering off. Not sure if it's standard for screws used outdoors but it's definitely a PITA to repair (can't pull out the embedded sheared off screws + need to make new holes = ugly!).

I bought these to use on my deck. Replacing a few boards and all the fascia. Now I'm having second thoughts with all the negative reviews in here. I do NOT want to have to redo it again in a few years. Maybe I'll spend a few more bucks for better screws.
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sonyminidiscman wrote: i built 3 raised bed using 2x6 untreated wood. Still good after 5 years, this year i decided to move one bed so took one apart as it was failing in one corner. failure is due to the screw rusted and snapped in half and the screw i used are these brown deck screws. these don't take shear forces well as they are meant to hold deck boards down.

Most of the untreated wood was actually still alright. reused a few pieces for the new bed.

I rebuilt it using untreated 2x12 cause i found some cheap, I think was used by outdoor skating rink. and this time corner used galvanized nails and screws. screws for holding and nails for shear strength.

Having said that, just build the bed using whatever you find cheap.... with lumber prices nowadays, hard to grow enough veggies to make it worth while lol...
Mind share which screws r u going to use?
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kiasu wrote: Mind share which screws r u going to use?
I just used these same deck screws, 2 of them has the drawing power to hold it tight to the corner post, then 3 galvanized nails for shear strength, not little dinky ones, thick spiral ones, 4 inch.

the bed moves when its freezing and thawing so the nails should be much better in providing the needed strength. nails bend and screws snap.
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For people in Quebec, Canac has great prices on screws even at regular price.

For example, the same exterior screws, in brown, are $18.29 for 500.
https://www.canac.ca/en/brown-treated-w ... ack-107702

I bought a few sizes at Rona this weekend and had no problem price matching with Canac.
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sonyminidiscman wrote: I just used these same deck screws, 2 of them has the drawing power to hold it tight to the corner post, then 3 galvanized nails for shear strength, not little dinky ones, thick spiral ones, 4 inch.

the bed moves when its freezing and thawing so the nails should be much better in providing the needed strength. nails bend and screws snap.
galvanized nails? mean need to use hammer instead of screwdriver or drills..
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