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Old 02-08-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I'm going to be relocating the exterior stairs of an existing deck, the new stairs will foot in my back yard. I'm looking for the accepted size and configuration/depth of a good footing for the stairs, which will be a standard 36" wide or thereabouts. Thanks in advance if someone can make suggestions.
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.....try here, page 19

http://www.awc.org/publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-09.pdf

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depends on where you live, your soil, and the size of the stairs
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The bigger and thicker, the better. It gets expensive to haul out and rebuild. Obviously you will not be consulting an engineer.
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