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Keith Lumsden 07-02-2012 07:28 AM

handrail - 9 steps up
 
cana i run a handrail at top and instead of 4 inch picket spacing run rails horizontail in between top rail and steps and if so what is spacing for regulations halifax nova scotia

oh'mike 07-02-2012 09:19 AM

I doubt if that will be allowed---horizontal rails can be climbed and are generally not allowed.

Stair rails spacing must be less than 4"--

Go to your local code enforcement site--stair rail specs should be available there.

Bonzai 07-02-2012 10:26 AM

BC building code states no horizontal rails where you could get a toe in the space and use it to climb. Not sure what Nova Scotia code is.
Only place I know of where horizontal rails are allowed is California.

joecaption 07-02-2012 10:54 AM

I thought horizontal balisters could cause cancer so why are they allowed in CA?
Only kidding.

Bonzai 07-02-2012 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption
I thought horizontal balisters could cause cancer so why are they allowed in CA?
Only kidding.

Only if you wash them down with a pint of wood stain ;-)

kwikfishron 07-02-2012 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bonzai (Post 956035)
BC building code states no horizontal rails where you could get a toe in the space and use it to climb.

So no "Cable Rail" in BC?

Bonzai 07-02-2012 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 956300)
So no "Cable Rail" in BC?

Not legally by code ... doesn't mean I don't know contractors or homeowners who install them regardless.

woody4249 07-08-2012 01:35 PM

Barbed wire wouldn't stop my grand kids from scaling our banister.:no:


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