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Old 07-27-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
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How many stair stringers do I need?


I'm building a short but wide staircase off the back of a new deck. The staircase will actually span 7'6". How many stringers will I need to support the treads of such a wide fence? I haven't been able to find this info online...

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How many stair stringers do I need?


I'd put one every 16".
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How many stair stringers do I need?


One of the few times I would agree with multiple stringers. In fact, I would even go with the stringers closer to a foot apart due to the probability that you may be using the same thin deck planks for the treads, and several people often traverse stairs together.
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How many stair stringers do I need?


If a composite--- go to their website, most require 12"o.c.

If wood, read it in here, page #17: http://www.lancova.com/deckinfo.pdf

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