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ET, the Extra Terrestrial
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Re: Did you know?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:48 pm

Did you know I rebuilt my brother's front stairs last weekend?

Here are the original stairs - note the chunks busted off from a couple of the treads.
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You can see some of the rot in the base of the post here, and look at the way the tread is coming apart
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Here I've ripped off the old stairs. I brought two pinch bars and a heavy bar in case they were stubborn, but they turned out to be so rotten I basically ripped them down with my bare hands.
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Here I've cut and hung the new stringers. The old ones were hung from scraps of 3/4" pine pinched between the rough-cut 2X6 porch floor joist and the pine facing board. It looked like the hangers were nailed to the joist with 8d nails - couldn't be sure, I just cut them off. I made new hangers from a 2X10, and screwed them to the floor joist with 2.5" deck screws, 6 each. I also made a header for the stringers to attach to - originally there was no header. I have no idea why it never fell down and hurt someone.
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Now I've put the risers on. Had to borrow a table saw to rip them to size, along with the boards for the treads. Everything is pressure treated.
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And here's the finished product. Had to do little cutouts for the posts, but everything else was power tools all the way. Unfortunately, the budget did not include a new table saw for me, just a pair of 2-way adjustable saw horses.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Elvalia » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:27 pm

Gorgeous, ET! Good job!
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Re: Did you know?

Postby PantyGnawer » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:35 pm

Nice work ET. I see red bull was involved in the process. I shall consult you before I build anything in the future.

One question though......


What the hell is this?

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Re: Did you know?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:50 am

PantyGnawer wrote:Nice work ET. I see red bull was involved in the process. I shall consult you before I build anything in the future.

One question though......


What the hell is this?

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The can of Red Bull was found as a corpse under the old stairs, along with approximately 80 years worth of random debris in various states and degrees of decomposition, including such gems as a deceased bluejay, 2/3 of a sign for some unreadable business, a croquet set, two smallish glass tanks intended for some unknown but undoubtedly nefarious purpose, old rusty lawn furniture, random rotten lumber, etc., etc., etc.

The object in question is their heating oil tank viewed end on, they have to burn K2 because it's an outside tank.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Did you know?

Postby bacon » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:02 am

nice job et!!!!

you haz talent!
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Re: Did you know?

Postby TwistedSister » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:10 am

I just luvs me a man with a good power drill.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby starbuck » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:22 am

<nudge-nudge> and a bulky toolbelt TwistedSis?

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Re: Did you know?

Postby TwistedSister » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:27 am

:stupid: :lol:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:58 pm

TwistedSister wrote:Well we aren't talking about your brain, we were discussing teeth.


pssst... this is the kind of crap that makes me want to tell you off.

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Re: Did you know?

Postby TwistedSister » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:01 pm

cranky.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Calico Jack » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:15 pm

cranky
cranky

(ACKKK!)

panties in twist


(ACKKK!)
Jack got all yer wemmin!!!!
Who Jack pay???

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Re: Did you know?

Postby TwistedSister » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:18 pm

Did you know that cats eat birds??
I've got my eye on you birdie.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Calico Jack » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:19 pm

(ACKKK!)

come here!

(ACKKK!)

poop on the deck

(ACKKK!)
Jack got all yer wemmin!!!!
Who Jack pay???

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Re: Did you know?

Postby TwistedSister » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:54 pm

Better clean that poop up there Jack otherwise we are going to get Aunty BB after you!
I hear she's looking for some fresh poultry.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:04 pm

So is calico jack another alter ego?
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