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Old 11-16-2012, 07:32 PM   #16
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Overhang on stairs too long? Solutions?


Open riser stairs are not code here now days. If you have big feet you would know how easy it would be to hang your toe. With that much over hang you would only have 9 1/2 inches of useable tread of which 2 inches would be unsupported.

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:20 AM   #17
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Overhang on stairs too long? Solutions?


Bad news - A friend that I called to help out broke the bottom step by stepping on the overhang.

Good news - I reinforced the steps over the weekend, bought a new stair tread from HD.

I took 1.25" thick trim and placed it under the overhang up against the riser. Screwed into the riser with 2.5" screws.

Here is the broken step with the support attached under it. (I did the support then removed the old tread)



Here it is with paint started. Couldn't find oil based anywhere so I used acrylic latex with urethane additive. Doesn't go on nearly as well as oil but I'm in a time crunch.


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