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Old 09-18-2012, 05:18 PM   #16
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You need to build them again anyway, to fix the required 6'-8" headroom over all stairs AND the landing; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...?bu2=undefined As well as the 3'x3' landing, etc. Cut your enlarged stairwell first, go from there, we can help!

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Thanks for the support. I'm afraid I have barely 6' over the landing only and upper parts, unless I steal some room to the insulation (about 1' in total) or build an entire dormer over it (this is not going to happen).

As you suggest, I'm rebuilding the entire thing, It was just a temporary stair but now have to go.

And actually, I changed my mind today, I'm going to convert all the space under it into storage, so at the same time gives support to the upper part of it and have a closet with a door. But I don't see how I can build a stair totally code complaint.

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You need to build them again anyway, to fix the required 6'-8" headroom over all stairs AND the landing; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...?bu2=undefined As well as the 3'x3' landing, etc. Cut your enlarged stairwell first, go from there, we can help!

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Old 09-18-2012, 05:38 PM   #18
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Where are you measuring the headroom from, the platform or the step just above? What is your current rise and run?
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Yes, your headroom looks low in the last picture of the upstairs, if that is a normal height door... Best if you give us all the measurements; total rise, distance from top riser to wall, distance from back wall to closest window, etc. to help figure it out. The floor joists will need to be cut, possible new post at the right-angle landing turning point, carried down to basement/crawl? Do you have a permit for these structural changes?

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Millertyme, look at the picture upstairs, the ceiling at the head of the stairs is too low, see the door, it is 6/8 and the head room at the head of the stairs is probably around 6'.
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Everyone keeps referring to 6'8" is being a requirement and it is in the US. The poster is in Canada, are the requirements the same there?
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After a quick search; http://www.airdrie.ca/building_inspections/links.cfm

Change from existing headroom; 9.8.3.4= 81" to 82-5/8", worse than in U.S. (you had to ask, LOL) http://www.chba.ca/uploads/Policy%20...03-04-01_9.pdf

Helpful: http://municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/do...i/06BCI016.pdf
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