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Old 07-08-2019, 08:30 AM   #1
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Default picked up free metal stairs

Son and I picked up this set of FREE metal stairs at the oil and gas valve company next to our Church.
Now I will have him bust out the geometry to cipher how tall the deer stand legs / platform needs to be for our 4 x 8 stand we just built.

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Old 07-08-2019, 12:10 PM   #2
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Dang!!!! Thats awesome!!
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:27 PM   #3
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Dang!!!! Thats awesome!!
Thanks! We (with permission) last week picked up some other scrap steel (son is leaning to weld, and has put beads on dang near every scrap I had).
I had seen these last week, dropped owner an email and he said "they are yours". Awesome.

Going to have to cut them down some, I think.
If I did my Jethro Bodean cipherin' correct: SIN(45) times 136" hypotenuse yields a leg height of 9.6 feet. Might be a little tall? KJ
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Old 07-08-2019, 01:48 PM   #4
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heck of a score!

Ive been looking for a 12' set
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Old 07-08-2019, 02:00 PM   #5
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wow, I'd like to run across a score like that.
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:15 AM   #6
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Gotta love free!
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:30 AM   #7
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Good deal there. I need to find something like that.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:33 AM   #8
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Lucky (Napoleon Dynamite voice)
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:38 AM   #9
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Nice find! Like dad always says, "You can get better but you can't pay less."
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:10 PM   #10
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12 rungs @ 7" rise per step = 84" = 7'.....give it another foot if @ 8" rise/step.
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:05 PM   #11
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heck of a score!

Ive been looking for a 12' set
KJ: Son and I were offered the opportunity to look around the area more. I will keep eyes open for a 12' set

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wow, I'd like to run across a score like that.
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Good deal there. I need to find something like that.
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Nice find! Like dad always says, "You can get better but you can't pay less."
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:07 PM   #12
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12 rungs @ 7" rise per step = 84" = 7'.....give it another foot if @ 8" rise/step.
I had Son measure rise, he said 11.5" between. These are / were an industrial / warehouse style stairs. I will verify when I get home. KJ
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:30 PM   #13
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:43 PM   #14
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Can you not lean it against something to where both sides are flush? then just measure to the top.
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Old 07-17-2019, 01:17 PM   #15
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Old 07-17-2019, 01:24 PM   #16
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Can you not lean it against something to where both sides are flush? then just measure to the top.
Distance between tread is 11.5" (I was able to check - have been out of town working).
Leaning against something is ultimately what I will do to check functional height of stairs - it will be a two person job, I can tell you that!

The math should work out, with the bottom / top angles at 45 degrees, and the hypotenuse at 136" yields a "leg" height of 9.6 feet.
However, I want to physically verify.

thanks!
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Distance between tread is 11.5" (I was able to check - have been out of town working).
Leaning against something is ultimately what I will do to check functional height of stairs - it will be a two person job, I can tell you that!

The math should work out, with the bottom / top angles at 45 degrees, and the hypotenuse at 136" yields a "leg" height of 9.6 feet.
However, I want to physically verify.

thanks!
Keith

Well that answer sir just gives me a headache!!
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:10 PM   #18
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well that answer sir just gives me a headache!!
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:20 PM   #19
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Heck yeah!
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:23 PM   #20
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:36 AM   #21
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