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Old 07-30-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I'm looking to get handrails on either side of the stairs, I believe it is required?

Any ideas? I was thinking about getting wrought iron because of the strength, but I think it's a bit pricey. Anyone know a rough ball park, or a cheaper option? I was also thinking 4x4 wood posts, but then I don't know how strong it would be.

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I would start with a wider set of stairs

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Unless your landing is 30" above the grade or more you will not be required by code to have a guard.

Your landing needs to be at least as wide as the opening door and at least as deep as the opening door is wide.

IMHO the little landing looks horribly dorky.

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