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Old 04-08-2013, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by johnsonkk View Post
Not sure either what you're asking by your post. If you're happy with the current design and simply need to replace the stairs, you could do that yourself. Most stair/deck 'repairs' only need the top boards on the surface and railings replaced while keeping all the posts, joist boards and stringer boards. By replacing only those top boards, you save yourself a ton of work and once you wait a month or two, you can stain/paint the entire deck and it will be practically brand new again.

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sorry about the confusion about my msg. How do i edit it? i dont see an edit button???

i need the stringers replaced. nails dont stick in it. and one of the posts is rotting away.

thx for the links! i'll look into it but i'm not too confident...
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:55 PM
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Bad stringers and rotting posts sounds like structural problems that need to be completely replaced. I think any deck company should be able to help you build a replacement.
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