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    I've been building a deck extension and ramp. It's really hard! I used 2 x 8's for joists. My neighbor's son helped dig holes for the footings. I got down from the chair and did a little digging myself. I have a cushion that straps on (Jay Protector) so I can move around on the ground. I also have a hydraulic table cart from Harbor Freight. Strapping myself to my powerchair at chest level made it possible to use a digging bar.

    Here's (I hope) a picture of the mostly finished frame:

    [IMG]blob:https://www.icloud.com/6f668da0-d8de-4c2d-88d4-1d901b808bf1[/IMG]
    Rich

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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/p/...97-h111-p-k-no
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      https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...OqeJgtJWNAx3Pt
      Rich

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        https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...unoH_t1MS-xgil
        Rich

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        • #5
          Excuse me as I learn how to post pictures! ICloud photos don't seem to be linkable.

          I'm tired now after working with Trex decking for a few days.

          I'm starting to think I'm almost too old for this kind of physical work.

          T7 complete injury, falling off a ladder 13 years ago, on Labor Day weekend.
          Rich

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          • #6
            https://photos.google.com/search/_tr...xuZO5tNcRestBz
            I'm almost finished installing Trex. A friend came over after work one night and we laid the deck boards. Other friends came for an hour and cut the 20' Trex board into pieces for the ramp.
            I used hidden fasteners starting from the top and working down. It was too hard trying to do it facing down the ramp. So I had to turn around and face up the ramp with my wheels on temporary boards.
            Rich

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pararich View Post
              https://photos.google.com/search/_tr...xuZO5tNcRestBz
              I'm almost finished installing Trex. A friend came over after work one night and we laid the deck boards. Other friends came for an hour and cut the 20' Trex board into pieces for the ramp.
              I used hidden fasteners starting from the top and working down. It was too hard trying to do it facing down the ramp. So I had to turn around and face up the ramp with my wheels on temporary boards.
              Sorry I can't see your pictures. I don't have a Google account. The link provided asks for a Google uers name and password.
              Last edited by gjnl; 09-07-2018, 02:02 PM.

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              • #8
                These links do not work.
                The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
                --General George Patton

                Complex problems need to be solved collectively.
                ––Paul Nussbaum
                usc87.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  I have a google account but haven't used it in awhile and forgot the password. But I know the amount of work involved, even for an able body. Must be a good feeling to be able to do what you did. Being a C7 that project would be way out of my parameters.

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                  • #10
                    Getting down and dirty always makes me feel good. I drop back and admire what I have just done, smile, get grateful and then, feel tired.
                    I refuse to tip toe through life, only to arrive safely at death.

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                    • #11
                      Did not ask me for anything. Displayed this msg

                      404. That’s an error.
                      The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pararich View Post
                        Excuse me as I learn how to post pictures! ICloud photos don't seem to be linkable.

                        I'm tired now after working with Trex decking for a few days.

                        T7 complete injury, falling off a ladder 13 years ago, on Labor Day weekend.
                        Try this, from a laptop or desktop: http:///forum/showthread.php?233894-...-Where-to-post


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                        • #13
                          http:///forum/showthread.php?233894-...-Where-to-post

                          This is what you get from that link...not I think the link the shows the ramp completed.

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                          • #14
                            Sorry, I'll work on Getting the pictures right.
                            Rich

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                              Rich

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