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    First Handrail Job-nailed it!

    Took me a while to figure out the dimensions and angle but I think I nailed it!


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    Re: First Handrail Job-nailed it!

    Good Job!

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    Needs a gusset
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    Re: First Handrail Job-nailed it!

    Did you have help mounting that thing?
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    Re: First Handrail Job-nailed it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gravel View Post
    Did you have help mounting that thing?
    4 city inspectors came though :0
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    It must have taken months of measuring and calculations to achieve such a high degree of success on the first ever try. Nice job, bet your relieved all that work is FINALLY finished, you can now relax knowing it's over with.

    About those four inspectors, one had to check to be sure it was at the right height from the floor, the second had to insure it was at the correct angle, the third was to make sure it was offset from the wall enough and the fourth to make sure it wasn't off set too much from the wall. There needs to be one more to come see if it is anchored securely to the wall, so you might not be out of the woods yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bistineau View Post
    It must have taken months of measuring and calculations to achieve such a high degree of success on the first ever try. Nice job, bet your relieved all that work is FINALLY finished, you can now relax knowing it's over with.

    About those four inspectors, one had to check to be sure it was at the right height from the floor, the second had to insure it was at the correct angle, the third was to make sure it was offset from the wall enough and the fourth to make sure it wasn't off set too much from the wall. There needs to be one more to come see if it is anchored securely to the wall, so you might not be out of the woods yet.
    In addition to the Inspection of Adequecy of Anchoring (I-A-A), there is also the needed Inspection of Grip Dimension (I-G-D) and the Inspection of Grip Extension Beyond Beginning and End of Stair Treads (I-G-E-B-B-E-S-T).

    Only partly tongue-in-cheeck, as all of the mentioned 'inspections' actually are or should be checked/inspected. Stairs and handrails and guard rails can be rather picky to do to 'code'. BTDT.

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    I missed the word "rail" when I first read the thread title...
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    Quote Originally Posted by soutthpaw View Post
    I missed the word "rail" when I first read the thread title...
    Yet you opened the thread anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lighttekku View Post
    Yet you opened the thread anyway.
    Oh course. Heh...
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    Re: First Handrail Job-nailed it!

    Nope, you didn't. It needs to have either a volute or a lambs tongue on each end, or a return to the wall per code, so that it doesn't hang up on clothes? It also needs to extend one tread length beyond the stair in both directions, and remain at the same height above the floor, measured at the tread nose. It should be a stretched Z shape, not straight. It also looks to be 2"+ diameter, the limit for graspability per UbC is 1.5" diameter.

    You asked for it.
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    Man what did you use to lift it ? No room for a crane. The jobs that men do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bistineau View Post
    It must have taken months of measuring and calculations to achieve such a high degree of success on the first ever try. Nice job, bet your relieved all that work is FINALLY finished, you can now relax knowing it's over with.

    About those four inspectors, one had to check to be sure it was at the right height from the floor, the second had to insure it was at the correct angle, the third was to make sure it was offset from the wall enough and the fourth to make sure it wasn't off set too much from the wall. There needs to be one more to come see if it is anchored securely to the wall, so you might not be out of the woods yet.

    AND, like the ATF, the 5th and 6th guys check and double check to ensure that it is the right address.
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    UPDATE: Owner decided on something more basic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by storeman View Post
    AND, like the ATF, the 5th and 6th guys check and double check to ensure that it is the right address.
    NO, the fifth inspector is there ONLY to check for security of anchorage. You are bringing up a job for the SIXTH & SEVENTH inspectors. Don't want to overload inspector #5 on checking addresses too.

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    #5 is a woman, good at multi-tasking.
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    Broccoli1

    OSHA Safety Orange - nice touch - you can't be too careful with something that
    doesn't come with an operator's manual.

    Whenever I build unique projects that has capped ends - I'll throw in a handful
    of nut and bolts to make noise if the object is ever removed/surplused.

    Hand rails are low hanging fruit.
    The idea: is that curiosity will take over, and it will be cut open when scraped.

    The nuts and bolts are the lure so the truly 'rarefied' time-capsule contents can
    be 'appreciated'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OPUS FERRO View Post
    Broccoli1

    OSHA Safety Orange - nice touch - you can't be too careful with something that
    doesn't come with an operator's manual.

    Whenever I build unique projects that has capped ends - I'll throw in a handful
    of nut and bolts to make noise if the object is ever removed/surplused.

    Hand rails are low hanging fruit.
    The idea: is that curiosity will take over, and it will be cut open when scraped.

    The nuts and bolts are the lure so the truly 'rarefied' time-capsule contents can
    be 'appreciated'.


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    That's a really cool idea. It would be cool to add a picture and maybe a short bio of the builder, would be a unique find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walker View Post
    Nope, you didn't. It needs to have either a volute or a lambs tongue on each end, or a return to the wall per code, so that it doesn't hang up on clothes? It also needs to extend one tread length beyond the stair in both directions, and remain at the same height above the floor, measured at the tread nose. It should be a stretched Z shape, not straight. It also looks to be 2"+ diameter, the limit for graspability per UbC is 1.5" diameter.

    You asked for it.
    Yea i was thinking the same thing but didn't want to be the first to rain on this love feat!!

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    id like to see a skateboarder grind on that sucker
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    Re: First Handrail Job-nailed it!

    Just in case anyone was worried, no I did not build this awesome handrail

    Just found it on the ol' interwebs and found it rather amusing
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    Re: First Handrail Job-nailed it!

    I looks more and more like a HOTDOG just stuck there,the Wienie rail!

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    A weenie-wail. I can hear the music now. (In my head, can't get it out...)
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