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dieselscout80 06-27-2012 12:13 PM

How to Transition From Stair Skirt Board to Base Board?
 
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What is going to work to make a good transition from my skirt board to the floor's base board?

The stairs will be carpeted.

I plan to add base cap on top of the 3/4" plywood skirt board.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_140858-746-E...URL=&facetInfo=
http://images.lowes.com/product/conv...81258461xl.jpg

mae-ling 06-27-2012 01:13 PM

What does your baseboard look like?
Thanks for the pics, that is great!

CopperClad 06-27-2012 01:18 PM

Did you build those stairs?? Look new and for surely breaking several codes..

dieselscout80 06-27-2012 02:12 PM

What codes do you feel are violated?

Refinishing the stairs.

CopperClad 06-27-2012 02:37 PM

1. maximum riser height should be no more then 8'', appears you are more.
2. 5/8'' drywall needs to be attached to the bottom of the stairs for fireproofing.
3. Minimum 4 inches from the bottom of the stringer to where the intersection of your tread/riser intersect.(looks very close on this one)
4. Every riser must be consistent within 3/8 of an inch.(looks very close on the bottom step)

kwikfishron 06-27-2012 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by CopperClad (Post 952708)
Minimum 4 inches from the bottom of the stringer to where the intersection of your tread/riser intersect.

That would be 5" min.

dieselscout80 06-27-2012 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by CopperClad (Post 952708)
1. maximum riser height should be no more then 8'', appears you are more.
2. 5/8'' drywall needs to be attached to the bottom of the stairs for fireproofing.
3. Minimum 4 inches from the bottom of the stringer to where the intersection of your tread/riser intersect.(looks very close on this one)
4. Every riser must be consistent within 3/8 of an inch.(looks very close on the bottom step)

8"
hadn't thought of sheetrock there
5" stringers are 2x12
yes

Do you have any advice on question which is what I'm concerned about?

Toilet Bowl 06-27-2012 09:38 PM

I had pretty much this same problem, I couldnt think of anything so just put baseboard and ended at the wall. does not look good. maybe u could skip the cap and paint the skirt white along with the staircase walls and caulk the 2 for a smooth transition

Keith Mathewson 06-27-2012 11:08 PM

For the base where the wall continues you just have the bisect the angle. For the one which has to turn the corner without being able to transition to level first you need a different profile base, here is a link- http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2010/...board-returns/.

It does appear that you have some code issues however there is no code requirement for sheetrock under stairs in the IRC.

CopperClad 06-27-2012 11:27 PM

http://inspectapedia.com/interiors/Stair_Fire_Stop.htm

Keith Mathewson 06-28-2012 12:03 AM

While I feel that drywall is a good idea, I don't see where any code is referenced. At the Stair Manufactures Association conference a couple of months ago I asked David Cooper who helps write the codes for the IRC if there is any requirement and was told at that time that no such code exists. Fire blocking in walls is a code requirement.

CopperClad 06-28-2012 12:10 AM

Maybe its not a code every where then.. http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/nycode/MDW/5/1/152

mae-ling 06-28-2012 12:59 AM

Keith gives a good link, requires custom height base and trim on base as well as skirt.

dieselscout80 06-28-2012 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by CopperClad (Post 953035)
Maybe its not a code every where then.. http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/nycode/MDW/5/1/152

The code you are showing is for Multiple Dwelling not a single family home and it looks to be a New York code and I certainly don't live there.

drtbk4ever 06-28-2012 10:24 AM

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Great link Keith.

This is the way I would do it.


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