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Old 10-06-2010, 04:39 PM   #1
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ok im standing on a landing to steps are open a post wil be set and handrail will attach to the end wall 3 balsters will be installed hand rail will be attached the rest of the way up with hand rail returned to the wall i was told the handrail had to be contenuious is this true

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Old 10-06-2010, 05:37 PM   #2
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You did not indicate your area; however in Ontario, Canada the hand rail does not need to be continues at a newel post change of direction, or if a single dewlling unit a hand rail does not have to be continues at a landing or newel post change of direction. Hope this helps.

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Old 10-06-2010, 05:42 PM   #3
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im in ma. thanks for the reply
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:07 PM   #4
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I could answer your question but your post is very difficult to read. Here in Mass you need to have a continous rail on at least 1 side of a stair.
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:27 PM   #5
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ok let me try to explain this is how ive always done it i set a post i have two steps open i run the rail into the end wall then i use handrail brackets to continue the rail the rest of the way up and return into the wall.the guy at the lumber yard that did the take off for the job sent a s peice of hand rail to use instead of running the hand rail into the end wall it makes it one continous hand rail i like my way better looks like that way wouldn"t be sturdy enough .
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:57 PM   #6
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the s turns work fine, I use them quite often. In mass you need the rail to go uninterupted at least on on side. In you case people will usually attach the rail to the newel and terminate it into the wall, but on the other side run a long wall rail the whole length of the stair.

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