Fixing the supports of a roof overhang

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  1. Sep 25, 2017 #21

    swimmer_spe

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    Where do I pry them from? Pat of me thinks "I have a chain and a 4x4 truck... I can move it."

    How heavy would the stairs be? They look hollow.
     
  2. Sep 25, 2017 #22

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    They are typically hollow, but still weigh several hundred pounds. How do you propose chaining it and pull it into the wall? You can't push a chain or a rope. You'd need to pull them.

    Drive the digging iron into the ground in front of the steps, insert a block of wood between the step and the digging iron and push the digging iron towards the steps inching them inward. Alternate between sides of the steps or have a friend help and push from both sides at the same time.
     
  3. Sep 25, 2017 #23

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    The gap seems to be the norm.

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    So, leave it? Part of me wants to get some expanding foam, put it around the edges to seal it, then trim it and paint it to match the stairs.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2017 #25

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    Maybe just a 3' wide plywood or something screwed down over the gap. small enough so you would not step on it.
     
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    Screwed to the concrete?
     
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    I'd move it closer, and add a block between the house and the steps to close the gap so you don't lose your keys down the hole. Use pressure treated wood.
     
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