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Walk through accident waiting to happen?

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We have a wheelchair ramp attached to the porch right now. Initially, I intended to block it, because I was afraid of kids tripping or falling down it. It's pretty steep...not professionally "graded". I cannot take my son down it when it's wet, because there's no stopping.

However, I want to enclose our porch temporarily, and make a haunted parlor out of it. I was thinking that I could turn the ramp into a tunnel. Certainly, I would keep it blocked on both ends if it were wet.

Should we not use it at all? I'll snap a photo of it, too.
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hilda, i did a 6 room, 7 hallway very very decorated maze, each part was a transition to the next area and i did halls that you had to duck under, or had noodles hanging down to get through things like that..........heres what i see....have them go up it not down it, cause kids tend to run leaving, going up they wont and will go slower waiting for the scare so will be safer..oh yes you can make your cave with pvc, yes yes yes...i can draw you a pattern right now for that...you do not have to glue it either.........use the thicker pipe, try not to make your spans more than 6 feet if you go 7 feet high, (my maze walls i did with pvc in 3//6/9 feet x7 ft high sections and then i coverd each every year and broke it back down to a pick of sticks..lol) duck tape your joints so you can undo them when you take it down, when you do the top also do the bottom for support....you can zip tie them or wire the together buy electric fence wire...........you can set this up alittle bit away from your ramp and decorate the ground as a scenes, make part a transition like pitch dark, into lights, your scene, to the porch as your finish. just that little walk can tell a big story however you want to decorate it....over the top (i would enclose that also) you can hang curtains or things they have to walk through etc etc etc....maybe refresh your safety treads on the ramp so they are new and rougher so someone wont slip, put a warning sign at the beginning with your "rules" ex, High grade, walk with caution, use hand rails, beware of the cave dwellers etc.. ............if it rains and thats the problem with outdoor set ups have a plan b in place, only way to avoid that is have a tent to cover all this to keep it dry...i dealt with weather anxiety every year till i bought a big *** tent to cover the whole maze i did. this sounds great fun!!
 

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you know if you dont want them walking up the ramp, use teh ramp to decorate on, you could make a foam board coffin and if you have skellies let them be carrying it up the ramp to your house, like a viewing on the porch, palor, hit good will and dress them up, use pvc to make stands....could make a cute scene on your ramp if you have the props....do a grave to the right of your walkway for the coffin to go into etc...throw colored lighting everywhere. so many ideas. you could even have your monsters walking up to the party on the porch.........pirates..........tons of ways to go with this, its a good stage!!
 

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lair, i am dying old sheets black or i may just paint them and using them, im either going to staple them on a thin board and just hang that board up ....ive got nails up already for xmas lights under the porch so you could also hot glue them on a 1/2 inch pvc and hang that booger right up, im making it easy one thing going up to take down.............yes that porch has alot of possibilities to work from...very cute whoever did it.
 
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