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Old 02-19-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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I have had the stairs turned the opposite direction. They were rebuilt to be less steep. Now I need to know how to finish underneath them. I have a landing at the bottom of the stairs, but at the top it opens into the hallway with no landing. I wanted to use the space underneath for a storage closet so wanted to find out if I had to sheetrock underneath the stairs. It will reduce the space, but if required, then that is how I will do it. Can you please advise?

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drywall or plywood. Do you have risers? Why even put any ceiling in it?

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drywall or plywood. Do you have risers? Why even put any ceiling in it?
Yes there are risers but there is about 1" gap at bottom. I don't want a ceiling because it takes away so much storage space. If I put risers that would completely close in the stair, would that be sufficient?

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If you don't want to rock the stringers you don't have too but if you sell your house it will look incomplete without the sheet rock to a potential buyer.
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Jim, thank you very much! I just want the space for storage and rocking it would steal a whole bunch from me!

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Yes, it needs drywall under the stairs, on the slope to prevent fire between floors; http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...002_par018.htm

If you were not using the space as a closet, you would not need it. Perhaps Jim missed that....... He usually gives good advice.

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Yes, it needs drywall under the stairs, on the slope to prevent fire between floors; http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...002_par018.htm

If you were not using the space as a closet, you would not need it. Perhaps Jim missed that....... He usually gives good advice.

Page #4; http://www.codecheck.com/cc/images/CC5thEdSample.pdf

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