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Old 10-06-2011, 10:17 PM   #1
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Horizontal bannister railing height


What should the height be for a horizontal baqnnister railing and a stair railing post to post. Can the horizontal railing be too tall?

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IRC says 34-38"

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36” min. on the horizontal.

34”min plumb off the nosing for the stairs.

34-38” off the nosing for the handrail.
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http://www.arcways.com/pdfs/IRC2006.pdf

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Check your local building code. Most areas require 36" min.
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36" inches above finish floor height is standard, once the landing or stairwell opening is over 6' off of the floor it then must be raised to 42" above finish floor height.. now this is in canada for residential. it may vary from country to country and per situation be it residential or commercial

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