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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Building a kink rail

So I'm planning on building a down-flat-down kink rail. For lengths I figured I could do 7 feet down, 5 feet flat, and 7 feet down. Something I'm not sure about is the angles of the kink and how tall the supports should be. Any ideas?
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If youve got your welding figured out and the material. I'd say foot and a half for the supports, do remember that it will be partially buried in snow, and you'll have a ramp built for it im sure.
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Drive around to various offices and schools and look at the rails. Find one you think looks nice and measure the rise/run of the steps to get the angles.


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Just a guess but 30* ish max...

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I used to build staircases and handrails and the perfect angle (comfortable to walk up) for a set of stairs is 36 degrees but it depends on the type of rail you want to ride. As posted above I would say 30 degrees is a comfortable angle to ride.
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