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Old 06-17-2015, 09:25 PM   #21
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I make them, have access to anything I want in extruded aluminum, have 3 welding machines and some guys that can weld
How do you mount them?
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How do you mount them?
we drill a hole 1 1/2" w/fostner bit pound it in, the friction holds it because we aren't good enough, nor anal enough, to try and weld 2 perfect 90's on each end, for the ones that might be loose we run a 3" green screw into the post, it goes right through the aluminum and locks it in.

I have seen flanges on the short side w/ 2 screw holes. than it's just a matter of a couple of 90 degree welds your saving lots of money

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Looking good killer. I like the one about the friends having them blown up. Thats a riot.
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Cool stuff, never seen a spiral staircase outside. Can you give us an insight on what something like that costs. I'd be curious if it was cheaper than a full flight in pvc ect..

Also, I've been meaning to ask. How many have your decks killed?
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Cool stuff, never seen a spiral staircase outside. Can you give us an insight on what something like that costs. I'd be curious if it was cheaper than a full flight in pvc ect..

Also, I've been meaning to ask. How many have your decks killed?
really?
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Just as a side note..we always say powered coated aluminum but how do they charge a magnetic to aluminum ?

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Just as a side note..we always say powered coated aluminum but how do they charge a magnetic to aluminum ?

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Powder coating has nothing to do with magnets.

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I'm building two spirals now, one indoor and one outdoor off a deck onto a upper balcony.

All in western red cedar, once you have plans they are not hard to build, but the handrails are in fact harder than the steps.

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Those look great, but I don't like that bar between the risers, looks like a trip hazard, I realize it meets code likely.

But there are better safer options.
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Finally a "friend"

That's that horizontal bar for little kids to crawl up on, because the rises are too tall.

So let's see all the pics of your better safer solutions, "friend"

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...... but the handrails are in fact harder than the steps.

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For sure.
So much more time required.
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Finally a "friend"

That's that horizontal bar for little kids to crawl up on, because the rises are too tall.

So let's see all the pics of your better safer solutions, "friend"
Dude, he was pretty polite in his response. Just sayin....
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So let's see all the pics of your better safer solutions, "friend"
On this one a solid piece was installed attached under the tread.





Another one is to use clear acrylic full height,

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Cool stuff, never seen a spiral staircase outside. Can you give us an insight on what something like that costs. I'd be curious if it was cheaper than a full flight in pvc ect..

Also, I've been meaning to ask. How many have your decks killed?


Almost spit out my beverage.

I never even read your name like that. But is there a number?

I see where everyone is coming from and can agree with both sides. My company is more like the others, not Killer. Our customers would be up in arms over the way the field boards meet the boarder in those pictures. Different sized gaps and the field board cuts are not parallel to boarders. We have been called out on much less.

Different markets, different customers, different projects, different end results. My point is some of us can blast through a project, get it done, make it look good and move on, some of us have to take more time, be more meticulous and provide a great/ near perfect product.

This is why we switched to helical and steel framing. Less variables, less issues, better end results. All faster than other methods.
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Bad ass deck builders can be such divas! Christ almighty! I have a 7 year old only child whose diva levels don't even compare to a select few on here. Good work MEN! All of yous. Pull your phucking tampons out and stop being little pubescent pussies.
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I thought this thread stayed pretty civilized actually
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I think it looks great. I'd be proud if it was my creation.

Great job
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On this one a solid piece was installed attached under the tread.





Another one is to use clear acrylic full height,



thats one way or we usually use 3" oak or lvl beam as tread and make sure the rise around 7" riser gap is up to 4" or less depending on the over all rise.
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A little tipsy last night. I almost caught a TUI. Agree to disagree. Different styles, regions. All accomplished, some of the best in their area, if not country!!
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A little tipsy last night. I almost caught a TUI. Agree to disagree. Different styles, regions. All accomplished, some of the best in their area, if not country!!


I wish I could get tipsy, problem is I'd have to stay that way for the rest of my life.

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