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Another option is to keep it simple.I got this old wood ladder at a garage sale for $10.It's built like the proverbial brick ^%*! house.I'm using it as a temporary until I can get the final one built.
I figure that I will only need to interrupt one of the floor joists for the stairwell, so that means that I will need to figure out how to support the end(s) of that joist that would otherwise simply hang out in space.
QuoteI figure that I will only need to interrupt one of the floor joists for the stairwell, so that means that I will need to figure out how to support the end(s) of that joist that would otherwise simply hang out in space.I going to guess, and if I'm wrong maybe some will chime in and tell you how it's really done! The way you describe it it seems you could double the third joist from the wall and use a double, or triple header spanning from the doubled joist to the joist against the wall, supported by jack studs (on the wall side). All tied together with structural hangers.Haven't read the whole thread lately so I'm not sure what the dimensions are but it seems that you would need some crazy steep stairs to do it that way.
I'm sorry to hear of your troubles my friend However, one never knows what might be around the corner -- shoot me PM or EM and I'll chat a bit about your skillset and maybe an idea I have No promises but something I was thinking about.Now, good luck for deer season! Josh and I saw many deer today and watched two bucks bounding away at ~600 yards out. My 16x35 binos just barely made out the antlers on one which I felt was most likely a 5x5 but not 100% sure because the light was fading. We're going back in the AM to try again but I wish we were at the cabin! One thing about work (22.5 hours Friday/Saturday) is that it can get in the way of our plans!!Good luck and maybe we can hook up during Elk season?
Sitka and Columbia Black Tails are really just small Muley's (horns are the same) so different then White Tails...and the White Tails are bigger.When is Archery Elk? I was thinking Modern Rifle was coming up...
Hmm...Jeep goes in deep snow If the truck is missing on #8 then do a compression test and see if it's reading something different then the others. Are there other symptoms? How many miles?After much fighting with mine with similar issues it turned out to be a sunk valve Cost me $1200 to have the top end rebuilt but the Road Warrior is much happier now.Erik
Quote from: OlJarhead on December 06, 2010, 10:47:44 AMHmm...Jeep goes in deep snow If the truck is missing on #8 then do a compression test and see if it's reading something different then the others. Are there other symptoms? How many miles?After much fighting with mine with similar issues it turned out to be a sunk valve Cost me $1200 to have the top end rebuilt but the Road Warrior is much happier now.ErikGet the compression tested -- then if it's good do a thorough cleaning of the injectors, replace (if you haven't already) the plugs, wires, cap and rotor (all ignition stuff that can be easily replaced without costing an arm and a leg) and also get someone with a code reader to check codes (unless you did that already).Hmmm ... Come to think of it, there is a bit of a ticking sound I meant to investigate. Lord I certainly hope it's not going to be a rebuild. She's got 145,000 on her and runs like a top otherwise. I think I have a buddy local that has a compression guage.
First, I'm going to pull down the roof rafters (4 of them) that we put up late last summer and the ridge board. I've decided that I don't need a ridge board,and I'm going to put the "loft" across the entire thing. That way I'll be able to work up at that height without feeling like I'm going to fall off any moment (fear of heights) ... then I"m going to assemble some rafter pairs and stand them up one-by-one, tying them together -
It will happen Java- give it time.The employment thing will work out too- it always does.Where are you on the wet side? I know a few guys that are part time loggers that may be able to help with falling those cedars. Hang in there!