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Old 04-19-2019, 09:22 PM
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My boy was out of school today so I took him for an installation of these stairs. The landing is 2x4x.250 tube. The stringers are 1/2x10 hot rolled flat bar with 1.5x12" rectangular cut outs on the far side. On the near side the stringers were cut out of 5/8" plate, about a 16" x 120" strip. They are heavy!
Installing the bottom was easy, I propped them up on a pipe Jack and welded them up. For the top I bolted a 10' post to the floor and welded a cross beam on it and screwed it to the wall framing. Then I used a come a long and hoisted them up. All welded up with 7018. It felt nice to do a little stick welding.
My boy, now 14, is over 6' and 200 pounds. He was a pretty good hand today. I wouldn't have been able to get it done without him.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-19-2019, 09:49 PM
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Wow heavy duty!!
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:18 PM
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Thanks digr. I got a little disorientated with the first pics. Nice looking work.
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Old 04-20-2019, 07:23 AM
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Very nice work Walker. It looks like a neat design. Does the landing feel nice and solid with no post at the end where the lower stairs meet?

With the treads be wood installed by contractor?


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Old 04-20-2019, 08:27 AM
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Everything is surprisingly ridged. I was very worried about flex in those stacked diamond stringers, but there was not a detectable amount of flex by standing on it. There is another contractor doing the woodwork on this one. I dont do much wood anymore.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:58 AM
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All I could think of when looking at those pictures was, with my luck I'd hit my head on one of those corners. Those rails look like teeth ready to open somebody's scalp.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:29 PM
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My boy, now 14, is over 6' and 200 pounds. He was a pretty good hand today. I wouldn't have been able to get it done without him.Attachment 150423Attachment 150424Attachment 150425Attachment 150426

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So, is he the youngin in your avatar? It would appear you have been feeding him good
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So, is he the youngin in your avatar? It would appear you have been feeding him good
Must be about 3 months old in the avatar!!!
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Old 04-21-2019, 06:38 PM
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14, 6 foot, 200 pounds, what do you feed him?
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14, 6 foot, 200 pounds, what do you feed him?
Same as I fed mine.... anything he wants!
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