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Old 06-28-2012, 10:47 AM   #16
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Okay, I apologize for my ignorance then. Every set of interior stairs I've ever installed or built, my teacher would direct me to install 2x4's the length of the stairs and install 5/8'' sheetrock. If indeed it isn't a code I guess they give you the choice to protect your family and give yourself a little more time to escape in case of fire in the basement. I learn something new every day. As far as your stairs.. When you do sell the home, I hope you don't get a semi-sharp inspector that does see that your risers are too high. What are you using for a toe kick on the risers being that your installing carpet?

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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.
Keith, are you talking about the same code items that CopperClad mention or others?
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Okay, I apologize for my ignorance then. Every set of interior stairs I've ever installed or built, my teacher would direct me to install 2x4's the length of the stairs and install 5/8'' sheetrock. If indeed it isn't a code I guess they give you the choice to protect your family and give yourself a little more time to escape in case of fire in the basement. I learn something new every day. As far as your stairs.. When you do sell the home, I hope you don't get a semi-sharp inspector that does see that your risers are too high. What are you using for a toe kick on the risers being that your installing carpet?
I was planning to use 3/4" plywood glued and nailed (ring Shank). I like the sheetrock idea. I think I can still get it in there. The risers are 8" why is that to high since you said 8" was max?
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Does that 8" include the thickness of the step above? If it is 8" overall then you are OK
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Does that 8" include the thickness of the step above? If it is 8" overall then you are OK
YES it does
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I'm referring to IRC codes, for which 7 3/4" is max, however you need to be aware of what your local codes are as they may be different.
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Lengthen the wall on the left of the stairs say1.5" so you can transition to flat before the corner
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For the record i pulled that drawing out of the link that Keith put up.
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Only if accessible space; http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...002_par018.htm

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P.S. I would have finished the drywall corner bead before the stair skirt trim board...
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Just for the record, and as Keith has already mentioned, local code around here for rise max is 8-1/4". I have built many stairs at this max, not by choice but by framing restrictions, and I must say an 8" rise is not as bad as many people would think.
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Here is a pic mockup of what I'm planning on doing for the landing transition.

I have a couple more questions on my stair treads I plan to glue and nail (ring-shank) both the treads and the risers to the stringers.

1. Stair treads and risers how tight to the skirt board should the treads and risers be? If they are suppose to be tight I'll glue and nail them too. I'm worried that if the treads and risers are tight with the skirt board there maybe flexing that will separate the skirt board from the drywall.

2. Should I put drywall corner bead on before I do the final install of the skirt boards?
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I usually use a liquid nail behind that skirt board and then nail it. The risers and treads should be tight, but dont force hem in too tight or it might create gaps on the previous step.

That corner, where the upper stair comes around the corner is going to give you trouble. There should be a small triangle shaped piece on the upper stringer so hat you can level off before you make the corner. On the lower section, I usually will come down plumb instead of making that 45 angle cut. You also need to give yourself more level surface wrapping That second corner. You just need more room to make your cuts.

I always corner bead first, if you don't, the mud might compromise your reveals
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extend the landing wall out a few inches. That will solve most of your problems.

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