I sure wish you had asked about this before you put down half the decking. You absolutely need a space between the boards for expansion and contraction, even in the Northeast, I know, I live there too.
Originally posted by crimson ghost:
I decided to butt my 2x6's together for the flooring. I live in the north east so I don't really expect too much shrinking in the summer. Originally I was going to use a nail as a spacer, but since the wood was so warped I decided to butt them tight. Is this an OK thing to do? My wife and I like the appearance (I have 1/2 the decking down now)