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Old 12-01-2006, 07:57 PM   #16
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You may want to consider what I did when it came time to replace my stairs-----I built an elevator to fit right in the place of the stairs---not saying it because I did it but it sure is a lot easier to press the button.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:27 PM   #17
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Okay, jokes a side. Can anyone help me with this?
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Old 12-02-2006, 08:01 AM   #18
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"Okay guys,

I went over the measurements today again, just remember these are stairs in a 75 year old home. From top of landing to bottom of landing, it measured 110 1/4 inches on subfloor to subfloor. I am going to add 3/4 inc wood floor upstairs, and I need to add 3/4 plywood plus 3/4 wood floors downstairs. Total run is 109 inches, from where stairs starts, to where stairs finish. The height of each stair is 6 3/4 inc in height, with a 1 inc thread making the total height of rise 7 3/4 inches. The treads are 9 1/2 from beginning to end including overhang. They are a total of 13 steps, these steps are not normal steps, and this is why I want to redo them. Thanks guys, all help is Greatly Appreciated."

Can you post a photo at the bottom of the stairs looking upwards to the top step and a photo from the top looking downward to the first step?
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:33 AM   #19
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Depends on headroom, and if you have room for a 90 degree landing in the middle, counting as one "rise", you follow? If not, you are pretty much limited to a 10 inch rise and 10 inch treads (run). Now this is ok for younger people, and if you own the house, and you don't have a code to follow, you can do this....but remember what it will feel like when you get to be 60 years old, climbing a 45 degree angle. Now if you have the headroom, and can place a 90, or even a double 45 degree step/landing, you will get back to a comfortable 7/11 range...which is the point of the post. 15 steps would bring you a 7-3/8 rise, but needs a 165 inches of room....you can squeeze this in by shortening the tread to 144 or so, or run 8 inch treads on the stairs, and have 7+ inch rise to maintain the steepness that you already have. Building stairs and having them come out perfectly is a neat trick, and I know a lot of skilled carpenters that have problems with it. Little things, like cutting the risers and forgetting to take the tread height off the bottom of the stringers can make you red faced and use some language your Mom didn't teach you. I know guys to cut a perfect stringer and then lay it on the opposite one...cut it out without allowing for the pencil lines, wave of a saw cut, etc, and have stairs that feel wobbly and look worse....lay out the stringers opposite each other together, and as you draw them with a framing square and stair nuts attached if you have them, check every dimension before you think about cutting. Good luck.

BTW, an 8 inch tread is really short, and can be dangerous...if no option is available, I might even consider opening up the stairwell to make it work for 7/11. Now you have my opinion of what we would do in your shoes.
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Hi all,

I am doing a renovation on this old house I purchashed. The house was demo, and the stairs leading to the second floor are bad. I would like to get help on building a new set of stairs. I know I will probably need 2 X 12's. I need help on figuring out the riser and the steps, and the best way to cut the 2 X 12's. Thanks!
can you use the old stringers to mark the new stringers?
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Old 12-03-2006, 07:34 PM   #21
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Thanks joasis and redline, I am going to check the total space that I have, I just hope I get the 165".
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