Monday, February 9, 2009

Photo 52 - Week of 2 Feb 09

This week we tried to put up the railing on our deck...the deck contractor issue is a long story that resulted in mediation to get the contract voided.  Anyway, we had big plans to get a significant amount of the railing up on Saturday.  After several trips to the hardware store to get the correct size screws for each part of the project (the stucco is apparently an 1" thick), vigorous calculations for railing height and many measurements and cuts, we managed to get the supporting ballisters and the top and bottom rail for a small 30" section done before the temperature dropped to a low that resulted in the screws stripping in the decking material that becomes freakishly hard when it gets cold...so much for putting up the railing until spring.   :-)

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