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Project by PirateOfCatan posted 07-23-2009 01:12 AM 6726 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the new front steps on our house. The old steps did not give enough room to open the storm door while still standing on the steps. Plus there used to be a bent pipe railing on the driveway side which was an obstacle coming from that way.

Now we can walk up and down the stairs more easily. Plus access from the driveway is much improved. I did fix the mail slot, but didn’t have to move it for the one railing. That was a happy move it up an inch and no one will notice find.

The carpenter ants were not such a nice find. At least the damage is now fixed.

-- P.O.C.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 07-23-2009 01:14 AM

looks super

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#2 posted 07-23-2009 04:49 AM

That’s really nice! Great idea! Looks super…..........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 07-23-2009 06:28 AM

Nice construction, but I would worry about somebody falling on the left side (coming out). It would be real easy for the first step to be a long one.

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PirateOfCatan

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#4 posted 07-23-2009 01:08 PM

Bob,

We hope beyond hope that making the top step a double will help with that first step down. I always found that my foot over hung the old top step coming out. Right now it is more of a trick getting used to less spring in the treads. Thank you for your input and concern.

-- P.O.C.

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#5 posted 11-06-2009 05:14 PM

Looks nice but possibly dangerous at the same time . As long as your building inspector o’kayed it , I guess you’re fine : ) Have a great day !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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