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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by wroughtn_harv, Jul 9, 2006.
Last month I received an invitation to speculate on how to build a walkway up this.
I wasn't the first to be invited into this suggestion game. In fact I was a choice of last resort.
I offered my idea to the engineering company that had called me out to the location.
One thing led to another and I got the job of installing my concept using their people and my son.
First we had to dig the holes.
Did I mention these were big holes?
Did I define "big"? Like twelve inches by five to six feet is big?
Then there was the setting of the posts, that wasn't any fun either.
Four by four inch by three eighths angle iron weighs just short of ten pounds per foot. These ten foot long pieces were heavy.
Think roller coaster track.
Think of, well, about seventy feet of roller coaster track.
And an occasional fire.
Now I know you're ahead of me and have it all figured out.
But when I was standing at the bottom of the hill looking up that morning I saw the roller coaster track because it was what I had to do to accomplish this.
As you can see we have a walkway.
So far we have fifty each two feet by four feet by three to six inches thick sandstone slabs placed. They weigh between three hundred and four hundred pounds each. Thicker is heavier.
We're waiting for an additional twenty so we can complete the deck part of the walkway.
are the steps going to just be floating there or are you going to back fill? also are you going to put up a hand rail? and is this a resident or comercial project? looks good so far good thinking as how to go about this.