Remove aluminum stairs

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Old 05-11-16, 07:25 PM
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Remove aluminum stairs

Hi,
I want to remove those stairs.

I'm not sure about the raillings and I dont want any surprise when I'm ready to dismantle. I will need to remove them, break and replace a concrete slab and re-install asap. I cant lose half a day messing with that

Someone know how to go about it? When i remove the accessible bolts, will i be able to pull everything down and then access bolts for the upper part of the railling?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-11-16, 07:48 PM
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Usually, removing bolts that have been exposed to the elements is not easy. What is the problem with the slab that it needs to be replaced? Can you post some wide angled pics of the slab?
 
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Old 05-11-16, 08:43 PM
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I am guessing that there is some type of post tension device inside the column. Remove the cap and look down the pipe. I am guessing you will find a type of cap inside with a hex bolt or similar, that you wIill need to loosen and remove. Usually the stair railing assembly isn't fastened to the posts per se, but it fits into a mortise on either side and so it can't come out until you remove those lower posts.
 
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@Pulpo
I might have over-simplified my project. I have put the high level in the following picture

thank you for your time!

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Old 05-11-16, 09:37 PM
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ok thank you Xsleeper!
I also thought about something like that but I was hopping that removing those cap was not needed. They are very solidly glued. I guess ill prepare 2 new caps and just break them
 
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