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I have an existing deck with composite wood planks. My kids bought me a gazebo for my grill that I would like to bolt to the deck. Is there a tool I can use to hold the nut and washer in place under the deck while I screw the bolt into them from above? There is no clearance under the deck, so I have to go between the boards.

Any suggestions?

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Remove a board or two or use screws or lags.

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Any few suggestions. Use toggle bolts or attach the gazebo to some deck planks. Then use lag screws to secure the deck boards thru the deck into the deck framing.

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Try some sticky glue that is quick drying.

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A lock washer (split washer) between the nut and the flat washer will usually give enough grip to allow you to ratchet it down.

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