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    Default Stairway

    I posted this proposed project a few months back, looking for some beam sizing. I eventually told the client to get the project properly engineered then I would be happy to weld it. As you can see the handrails are not finished yet. The owner wants to finish it off with wood
    The engineer spec'd the posts out as 3" x 3/16" A500 steel. The rest is 4" and 6" A36. The ground level flight of stairs had been acquired by the client. I installed those and added the remainder of the project, which cantelivers over his driveway.





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    Default More...



    Despite the fact that it appears to be painted in red oxide primer that is the finish coat. Dupont "Country Redwood" in a satin finish. The owner wants to fill the handrail openings with 2" pressure treated wood and asked me to drill the rails so he could screw them in. I passed on doing that, telling him to put a few pieces in place, then call mwe back when he wants it done right. I suggested using some 10 gauge 2" welded wire that looks like this:


    I think he'll be giving me a call soon!
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    Default I almost forgot...

    From his new deck, this is the view today:



    Also he wanted the handrail to go through the rain gutter, since that was where it "fell" in the placement of the stairs:




    Being a pipe welder I had never had the opportunity to do a project like this. It was a good challenge getting everything together, bolting the catwalk to the house, etc. Project was welded with an MM250, XP140, TB302 and my Sync 200.
    And for all those ready to holler about the 4" sphere code requirement, the owner is fully aware of it and plans to address it with his "wood".
    Last edited by nocheepgas; 08-23-2010 at 08:26 PM.
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    Hi Nocheepgas,
    Great job mate.
    I love the balustrade going through the gutter.

    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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    Nice job.

    Too bad your customer couldn't have moved the staircase one foot from the house so that the railing would be outside the gutter. I think that it would have looked better.

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    Too bad it no longer meets code with the handrail going through the gutter, nor does it pass the 4" sphere rule. I'd be curious to talk to the engineer or the inspector to find out how that got passed.

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