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what is the minimum height of the stair risers in massachusetts

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7-3/4 is the ideal rise. here is info on stairs. check with your local building inspector.


http://inspectapedia.com/Stairs/Stair_Risers.htm

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Isn't it 8 1/4" maximum?
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Because Florida has so many old people, I have done more 6" rise stairs in the last ten or fifteen years than I can shake a stick at.
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Welcome to the Forum!

in commercial structures the minimum riser height is 4-inches. in residential structures there is no minimum riser height. with that said I would never have less than 4-inches due to the fact anything less is a tripping hazard.

I am aware of Mass requirements as being a designer in Mass. here is the riser requirement for residential structures:

2009 IRC Code http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...9_3_par147.htm

Mass Amendments (changes above requirements) http://www.mass.gov/eopss/docs/dps/i...780-8th-51.pdf

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what is the minimum height of the stair risers in massachusetts
Didn't read it properly - thinking it was maximum!
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Didn't read it properly - thinking it was maximum!
you were correct on your "thinking" .....

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