Saturday, July 18, 2015

Attic Ladder

I purchased an attic ladder for our garage shortly after we built our house.  It has been garage decor since that time.  I finally had a feel weekend a month ago and we decided to put it in.  It actually went in fairly easily, but it does take two people.

You need an opening in your ceiling, then headers on either side of the opening.  The ladder is designed to fit between trusses 24 inches on center.  Then you put up some temporary boards to rest the ladder on.  Finally you secure the ladder, then test the length of the ladder.

Unfortunately, the ladder we purchased was a bit too short, so in order to use it safely you have to put a 4x4 under the end of the stairs.

Time to put in a Pool

We purchased an above ground pool about 2 years ago on clearance at Target.  It is a 20' Intex type pool.  I tried to find someone to level an area for us for a couple weeks with no luck, put would email back, then not show up!  I finally was able to talk with one of our neighbors and he agree to come over and level the area.
 And here is the after.  Unfortunately, it turns out that is was level enough.  We put the pool up and filled it about 2 feet on the low end, which ended up being about 1 foot on the high end.  We played around in it, but decided that we need to take it down and re-level it.

So we took it back down and hopefully Darren (out neighbor) will be able to level it this weekend.  Then we can put it back up this week, since it is going to be hot.