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Old 08-14-2011, 07:39 PM   #76
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.....alien... *sheesh* ......of course not....

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Old 08-15-2011, 09:06 AM   #77
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Darnit, I didn't finish over the weekend as I had hoped.
Here's where I am now. I hope he approves of the method of attaching the top of the rail to the 4x4.

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Old 08-15-2011, 09:24 AM   #78
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You have 8,000 posts! (on the forum, not on your stairway ) Congratulations!

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Old 08-15-2011, 10:11 AM   #79
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....and 7,995 of those were me asking questions!
Oh well, I may have helped the other 5 or so guys a little.

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Old 08-15-2011, 10:14 AM   #80
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I used some 6" wide 5/4 for the top of the guardrails to widen it a little for setting a purse or groceries on while opening the door. I extended the ends a few inches so she can put potted plants on each side. 3" deck screwed from underneath to hide screws.

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Old 08-15-2011, 11:12 AM   #81
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Looking good Danger, Nice job
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:12 AM   #82
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are the pickets on the deck part leaning in at the bottom or am i not seeing it right. they may have a problem with how far the top cap extends over the stair cap, altho i really like it
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:36 AM   #83
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The top 5/4 boards only protrude an inch to the outsides. I don't foresee a problem?
All the balusters on the deck are plumb and flat, and secured with 3" screws.
All max 3 7/8" gaps.

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Old 08-15-2011, 05:27 PM   #84
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...and done. I have a handrail and brackets to attach it with IF the inspector requires it. If not, the brackets can be returned and the rail can be recycled into "something".
I'll try to remember to take one more picture from a distance after I clean up my mess.

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You know, it’s nice to see when someone on here asks a lot of questions and the forum walks them through it and we all finally see the end result. Nicely done DangerMouse.
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Looks good DM.

BUT……. You might want to knock off the corners at the bottom of the rail and sand down the edges a bit. Just a thought.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:22 PM   #87
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I might just do that. I did on the top 5/4 boards.

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Pretty work DM, you shouldn't have any problems passing, that I can see.
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Looking nice Danger!!!!
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:13 AM   #90
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One last picture with the handrail.

Note dog (who claimed under the porch, of course) and cat who claimed cinder block pile.



I hope he finds nothing wrong. I believe with the help of all of you guys, this should pass no problem. THANK YOU to all who helped!

I overkilled it to hold an elephant, so when the MIL visits....

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