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Old 12-18-2011, 08:52 PM   #16
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So there you go Robert, your choices depend on whether or not you can remove the stringers and drop them down or have to adjust them in place. If you can detach them and move them down, then just trim 1/4" off the bottom of the stringers, lower them and refasten. If you have to adjust them in place, then you'll either have to trim 1/4" off the top off every step, and have equal risers top to bottom, or finagle them, as suggested by Allan, and trim only the first and last step and live with the variation in the first and last steps.

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I was actually just thinking about this problem and came up with another solution. You could use a router and make ¼" deep pockets on the bottom of the treads! That we would have to do anything to the stringers.
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I was actually just thinking about this problem and came up with another solution. You could use a router and make ¼" deep pockets on the bottom of the treads! That we would have to do anything to the stringers.
If you do that don't route all the way through the nosing as it will show. Also you will need to make sure your riser is dropped 1/4 inch at the top to allow for the tread being lowered.
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I was actually just thinking about this problem and came up with another solution. You could use a router and make ¼" deep pockets on the bottom of the treads! That way you wouldn't have to do anything to the stringers.
This is probably the way I'd go.

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