Reasonable Price for set of 3 steps, was : Replace Dangerous Side Steps.

Reasonable Price for set of 3 steps, was : Replace Dangerous Side Steps.
I apologize for posting this under a new name, but I think people no longer see this thread (no one but aspasia and I are posting), and there are some new questions I can't answer.
On Sun, 25 Mar 2007 23:38:27 -0700, aspasia wrote:

And there is an additional step up to the door sill, and it looked like about 9 inches too.
6 + 9 + 9 = 24 / 4 = 6 would be good
So that would mean three steps before the sill instead of the two you have now.

I thought this was an additional bid since the thread started. The guy is asking 4600 for WOOD steps!!!!! I rarely hire anyone to do anything, but that strikes me as ridiculous to the absurd. Is he making them out of ebony and teak?
Wood steps he can mostly build at home and assemble at your place! Plus removal of the old steps.
I see below it is a she. Same comments.

I don't think they should, but maybe they have a list of fairly priced contractors and carpenters.

Maybe she doesn't want to remove the old heavy steps?

How did those suggestions turn out?

They certainly have 2-step prefab cement steps, and I'd be surpirsed if they didn't have 3-step, but I said I wonder, to encourage others to reply. **
With my news reader and the settings I use, this thread is 1000 posts up from the bottom and I have to hunt for it, but another guy said that with his newsreader, all new posts come to the fore. But no one else is posting on this thread but you and me, so I may violate some rule and post this here and again at the bottom with a slightly different thread name. Look for both.
BTW for me to do this, I can't just change the Subject and post. I have to start a blank post and copy the text into it. Otherwise there is hidden information (in the References header) that will keep the posts in the same thread even if the Subject changes, if that switch is on in Agent, and probably under some circumstances in other news clients.

The first post in every thread is in order by date, and the rest of each thread follows immediately after the first. When I collapse all the threads, I see only first posts and they are in order by date, oldest first.
But I can change how long posts are kept, so when posts get old and get deleted, that changes the first post in the thread and the whole thread gets sorted to be further down. If a long time has gone by, there can be a late-arriving post that shows up at the very bottom!
And I can Keep posts so they never disappear. And other features.
Oh, I see you use Agent also.

Why do you say that? I probably keep posts longer than you do so for me this thread is in the middle.
In other groups I save posts for 2 or 3 years. In this one because there is so much traffic, and because I dl all the bodies, I can only save about 2000 posts at a time (without asking for help. There is probably a way to increase something and save more), but for some reason the earliest non=Kept post I have is about 16 days old. That would be only 100 and something per day and we get more than that, so I don't get it, but don't have time to figure it out now.
Because it's still sorted by the first post in the thread, this thread is about in the middle.

Yeah I know. I see you are using Agent also. I looked at version 2 but didn't like its appearance iirc. I like to keep all threads with "unread" posts expanded.

**She would need a helper to deliver them, maybe 2 helpers. Otoh, if you bought them, the place you bought them would certainly deliver them and would come with a helper or a maybe a portable fork-lift or whatever worked.
If the old steps were gone when they arrived, you could probably tip them 20 or 30 or 50 dollars and they'd deliver the steps to where they should be. Maybe that's not so good because you'd still have to find someone to remove the old steps, and someway to get in between the two steps. Wooden boxes? I forget what exactly your physical shape is like now.

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Why would you remove the old steps? The new ones will cover them completely. Just leave them in place.

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