We have had 50+mph winds here that were followed by a power outage…so the ladder project was delayed a little. The steps are tack welded and squared. The handrails get tacked on next. The handrails are just resting on the ladder in the photo below.
It is nearing the end of the day, the old ladder is removed, then the new ladder is test-fit. The next part is to make a diamond tread kickplate. That plate will cover the black colored insulation behind the top step.