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Old 01-25-2013, 07:04 PM   #16
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I have it laid out but something is slightly wrong. Haven't cut yet. I think I need to subtract the width of my riser from the very last step up onto the main floor. If I do this everything jives.

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one thing I've found that helps to strengthen stringers is to attach a 2x4 along the bottom of the stringer, two on the center stringer. this will typically double (on ends) and triple (on center) the material that is left after cutting the stringer.
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Is there any advantage to using an LVL product over 2x12?

They are great, will be guaranteed to be straight, in this case, was such a long run we used them for that purpose. They do cost more, but in many cases I feel is worth it,
I called these the step and slide stairs.

Was simply the home owner could not make up mind if they wanted a landing and turn the stairs after the post, or just straight through.

But yeah, is a pleasure working with the LVL and will use them every chance I get.
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Finally getting back to the project. Should be done in an hour or so.


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