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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D
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    lol, that's me exactly!!! The short guys get to replace the cracked pavers also!
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    Does anyone remember the high wind event that happened in July several years ago? Because the pavers were not frozen together some lifted and were moved on the deck. I recall they weigh about 80 pounds. That may have cracked a paver.
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    no that is cracked because people think they have to jump up and down when they are looking at the deck cam
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    no that is cracked because people think they have to jump up and down when they are looking at the deck cam
    Was that you or Rosie that posted that comment???
    Steve
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    I don't know how you can see the cracked pavers from the web cam images but more power to y'all. But I thought I would explain some reasons why I know some are cracked. First, they are concrete and not solid rock. Anyone familiar with concrete knows that with age/time concrete weakens and with one freeze thaw cycle, crack or crumble. Second, experiments that the obs perform for organizations can be quite heavy. If you look back this past spring, you will see one such test that had three giant towers on our deck. Those were quite heavy and if the winds created enough movement, another crack. The last reason that I have been told cracked a few was mentioned earlier in this thread, the winds at times have lifted these squares and flung them across the deck like a game of catch. And anyone that remembers grade school knows that squares do not fly or land very well when thrown. So those are the three main ones that I know about.

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    And I thought they were cracked from having people on the deck that had eaten too many chili dogs. So much for what I know.
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    And I thought I was nuts, for noticing the yellow 'X' back in September. But, it coincided with The Weather Station's visit, so I brushed it off. It's good to know the real reason for it, because I thought it bold of them to deface the deck. Ha, Now I can get on with my life.
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