Trying to keep the rubber side down…

I believe I mentioned in the last care package post that I was interested to learn whether the adhesive on those traction strips Terrapod sent me worked better than the adhesive on skateboard tape. And the answer is…

traction strips
…yes. Until it gets wet. 🙂 We had a couple of good late-Monsoon soakings yesterday, and they all came loose. And that’s why I always keep roofing nails around.

I’m also working on a way to put a handrail on those stairs, which can get scary when things are slippery. Winter is coming.

Still haven’t worked it out, but this morning I did resolve one issue…

There’s the handrail. That flood a couple of months ago washed a bunch of seasoned not-juniper out of the canyons, which was probably killed in last year’s flood. I’ve had my eye open for something suitable, and saw it yesterday evening. Went back with the cordless saw this morning and brought it home. Now I just need to figure out how to secure it to uprights.

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2 Responses to Trying to keep the rubber side down…

  1. Zelda says:

    That looks a bit lumpy for a railing because a railing should be two cross pieces and flat to the uprights with largish bolts. There are decorative found branch railings of course, like in Adirondack porches and houses, but a flat out durable railing that can withstand you falling against it and that you can use to pull yourself up sounds more useful in your climate and your situation.

  2. John says:

    Deck paint with sand spread on it when the paints wet.Put the paint on thick, holds lots of sand.
    I’ve done this on steps and decks for years, works well.

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