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Old 04-04-2011, 09:28 AM   #1
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I need to get these last couple things done this spring and get the inspector out of my life. The front porch/deck/landing/whatever is the last thing I have to do. Any suggestions? Any pre-made kits out there? There's a concrete pad there now, so I want to avoid having to set posts. Suggestions?

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Old 04-04-2011, 09:35 AM   #2
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I do not know the price, but for fast and easy you can look into a precast unit-step type of solution. They can cast and form any size you need, then pick it up and install it.


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That was one of my thoughts. But I'm thinking the $$$ is going to be beyond my budget. Po(
Any guesstimate how much something like that would be? I'd call a couple places in the yellows but I'm uploading a large file on dialup and it'll be an hour or more still.... dialup stinks.

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Try a modular home company.
They have temp stairs all the time.
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I need to get these last couple things done this spring and get the inspector out of my life. The front porch/deck/landing/whatever is the last thing I have to do. Any suggestions? Any pre-made kits out there? There's a concrete pad there now, so I want to avoid having to set posts. Suggestions?

Thanks guys!

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Iím shocked, with all the stuff make and show here, trees to trim even and youíre looking for a pre-made porch kit?
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:16 AM   #6
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I know, I know.... I designed and built the BACK porch: Outside Baluster Spacing
BUT.... I just want something fast and cheap to get the inspector out of my life.

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Well the second one should go twice as fast.

You can get wood at a lumber yard, you donít have to start with a tree.
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but.... but.... my lumber yard IS my yard!

But I need fast and cheap...

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make your house a lock box that he needs to figure to enter, maybe he'll just go away
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Move the back stairs to the front of the house.
Get a Beware of the Dog sign and don't let the inspector in the back yard.

Just trying to help.......

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