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    basement stairs

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    Originally Posted by tony.g View Comment
    Probably OP is referring to 'rise'; even 30 years ago, a 7" tread would almost certainly have been unacceptable.

    New fittings generally need to comply with modern standards, unless it was a repair, ie a straight swap with a new flight but fixed in the original opening.

    But if the inspector says it's OK, what's the problem?
    Agreed; non-complying stairs often get approved if there's an existing opening that they needed to fit into. Sometimes new stairs also get passed, if there's an older stairway above or below that was to code originally, and which the new stairs need to parallel. And indeed, if the inspector says it's OK, then go with it.
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    Posted 06-30-2013 at 12:11 PM by CarpenterSFO CarpenterSFO is offline
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    basement stairs

    Probably OP is referring to 'rise'; even 30 years ago, a 7" tread would almost certainly have been unacceptable.

    New fittings generally need to comply with modern standards, unless it was a repair, ie a straight swap with a new flight but fixed in the original opening.

    But if the inspector says it's OK, what's the problem?
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    Posted 06-29-2013 at 11:06 AM by tony.g tony.g is offline
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    basement stairs

    When you say 7", are you referring to the rise or the run?

    If it's rise, that's good, if it's the run...not so much.
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    Posted 05-31-2013 at 08:31 AM by cocobolo cocobolo is offline



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