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Old 03-26-2013, 05:57 PM
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Good point on the angled tiles "hiding" errors in the tile work or construction of the house. Never thought of that.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:51 AM
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3/27/13 Update: Permanent stairs get installed today.

The permanent stairs arrived last night as the carpenter backed his trailer in the drive to prepare for today. I got a peak at them sitting in his trailer and they look awesome and will get some pics today. He is estimating that they weigh in around 3,000lbs and we have 6 guys lined-up to help get them into the house today......should be interesting to say the least!
Kitchen cabinets arrive on Thursday!

Here are a few more pics of the tile floor in the master bath, all that is left to do is clean-up and grout it but I am waiting for the well to be drilled and water hooked-up for that task. Next up will be the shower and bath tub surround. Also, I am including a pic of the re-claimed barn beam we are using for our fireplace mantle.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:56 AM
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Everything looks sweet Jeff. Hope everything continues to move along smoothly for ya. Your pics created a nice study break for me here in these wee hours of the morning
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:03 AM
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Good to hear it and look forward to seeing you on the water this summer! Now get back to studying because it is only a matter of time until I will need a good lawyer for something!
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:28 AM
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Good to hear it and look forward to seeing you on the water this summer! Now get back to studying because it is only a matter of time until I will need a good lawyer for something!
Back at ya man... We need this white stuff to go away first though....
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:32 AM
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The permanent stairs arrived last night as the carpenter backed his trailer in the drive to prepare for today. I got a peak at them sitting in his trailer and they look awesome and will get some pics today. He is estimating that they weigh in around 3,000lbs and we have 6 guys lined-up to help get them into the house today......should be interesting to say the least!
Kitchen cabinets arrive on Thursday!

Here are a few more pics of the tile floor in the master bath, all that is left to do is clean-up and grout it but I am waiting for the well to be drilled and water hooked-up for that task. Next up will be the shower and bath tub surround. Also, I am including a pic of the re-claimed barn beam we are using for our fireplace mantle.
Uhhh, 3000 lb/6 guys = 500lb each. Lifting them is one thing, moving them in and positioning them is another. How is this going to work, without someone being crushed?
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:21 PM
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Uhhh, 3000 lb/6 guys = 500lb each. Lifting them is one thing, moving them in and positioning them is another. How is this going to work, without someone being crushed?
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:15 PM
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The permanent stairs arrived last night as the carpenter backed his trailer in the drive to prepare for today. I got a peak at them sitting in his trailer and they look awesome and will get some pics today. He is estimating that they weigh in around 3,000lbs and we have 6 guys lined-up to help get them into the house today......should be interesting to say the least!

If they weigh 3000 lbs I hope you got them from a mason and not a carpenter.

Can't wait to see the stairs. Fropm what I hear, most of the country builds stairs off site. Around here they are all built by the framer and trimmed by the finish carpenter. (Except for some really high end jobs.)
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:29 PM
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When I arrived today to move the monster steps, the carpenter informed me that he miscalculated the weight and that it was only 2,000 lbs......made it better but still a heavy load. After I was able to lift one end of it myself roughly 5 inches off the ground, I would figure the weight to be closer to 1000lbs/1500lbs but hey, 2000lbs sounds a lot better! We put a 2x4 thru the steps, at each end, put one guy on either side of each 2x4 and managed to move it with 4 guys. We had to move it roughly 40 feet from the trailer to the house and then lift it roughly 3 feet up into the house where we put it on 2 furniture dollies and rolled it over into position. After we got it there, we simply rotated it and 3 of us lifted it into place while one guy kept the base from kicking out meanwhile the carpenter was on the topside lining things up and getting ready to bolt it into place. All total it took about 30 minutes and was one heck of a workout!

Steps and stringers are solid red oak and the craftsmenship is very nice. Can't wait to see it with the railing added.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:49 PM
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If they weigh 3000 lbs I hope you got them from a mason and not a carpenter.

Can't wait to see the stairs. Fropm what I hear, most of the country builds stairs off site. Around here they are all built by the framer and trimmed by the finish carpenter. (Except for some really high end jobs.)
With steel being about 490 lb/ft³, it could have had thin wood veneer and still come in at less than 2000 lb.

You're probably right- most stairs that are meant to make a statement are build off-site because they need flat/level/climate controlled (ideally) areas to work and assemble, unlike most job sites. Basement stairs made of pine are one thing, but this is different.
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