On Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:24:53 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03
I was at a 4th of July celebration. The small town has a community
center and there is a huge deck on the front. They have a band play on
that deck, so they need to remove part of the railing. I like what they
did. Each section of railing (about 10') sits into metal brackets on
both ends, and they just lift it out of those brackets. They have a lag
bolt with wing nuts on the top rail on both ends so no one accidentally
lifts it out of the brackets. Once it's removed, all that remains is a
4x4 post every 10'.
I've considered doing that on my porch, because I too have to toss it
over, or push between the rails. Our last snowstorm left snow as high as
my doorknob (3 to 4 ft). Come Spring, I plan to make the rear rail
removable the same way. In my case, thats only a 5 1/2' section. My
porch is only 5 1/2' X 8 ft, but when the snow is that deep, it's a pain
to remove it. If I dont toss it over, it has to go down the steps and
then I have to shovel it twice.
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