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Old 05-02-2010, 11:55 AM   #31
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Need to rebuild outside steps and walls coming from basement


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jomama45 - I found a versa-lok dealer actually pretty close to my house. Just got back. They were closed but they had some samples outside. Really nice, I think I am like 90% sure I am going with that.

Had a question for you if you don't mind, seems like you do this a lot.

Scuba_Dave suggested earlier that I rip out the left side wall and steps and I should leave the right side for last.

So that is pretty much what I plan on doing.

Do you think I'd have any problem doing it that way with the versa lok?

I might even leave the right side wall up for awhile and replace it later if that is an option.

What do you think?

Thanks!!!
Personally, I would do it all right away, mostly because I would want to interlock (weave) the 3 walls together at the corners. This will create a stronger structure, & may even be easier to carry your heights through accuritely.

Make sure to spend your time educating yourself off of the installation cross-section PDF's available through Versa-lok, and this should be a fairly simple, but laborious, project.

And, work on adding a second railing on that upper staircase, not real safe how it is now with the additional drop into the basement stairwell.

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Old 05-03-2010, 07:45 AM   #32
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Need to rebuild outside steps and walls coming from basement


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Personally, I would do it all right away, mostly because I would want to interlock (weave) the 3 walls together at the corners. This will create a stronger structure, & may even be easier to carry your heights through accuritely.

Make sure to spend your time educating yourself off of the installation cross-section PDF's available through Versa-lok, and this should be a fairly simple, but laborious, project.
One more thing please. I've been studying up some. Still have some more to look at but just had a question.

Once the pins are in, how hard is it to get back apart? Not that I would want to take it apart, but since this is my first time.

Say I did something then an hour later thought, Dang! I should have done this instead.

Can I get them back apart?

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