The manual says to drill a pilot hole for the deck beam using a #8 Fuller bit. I was not familiar with this type of bit so I did some research. Boy, it is expensive! And I haven't been able to find it local to me. I would have to order online. Has anyone installed the deck beam with the screw differently?
After installing the deck beam I don't see anywhere in the manual where it tells you about how to fill he hole where the screw is. I imagine I could put a plug of wood or fill it with thickened epoxy. Any other ideas?