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Old 11-23-2009, 12:18 AM   #1
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Possible to move a stairway ?


Looking to find a possible solution to this project

What I was hoping to do is relocate my laundry room upstairs to a attic space located in my sons room. It nice unused area right next to a bathroom with all the water and drain access .
Then I would close the entrance to it from inside the bedroom because it don't make sense to have to enter the laundry room from inside my kids room and open it on the other side of the wall.
Problem is when punched a nail thought the wall where i want to make the entrance it comes out over the top of the stairway

Can anyone think of a solution that won't brake the bank ?
Build a landing ?
Move the stairs some how ?
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:55 AM   #2
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Build a landing ?
Move the stairs some how ?
You could build a landing, provided that here was enough room at the bottom of the stairs to move them stairs outwards to provide for a code compliant landing without the stairs becoming too steep to meet code and while still providing adequate clearance at the bottom of the stairs. You could not just relocate those stairs in their current configuration however as they do not meet modern code (open risers, balusters which prevent hand rail from being readily graspable, for starters).

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:25 PM   #3
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I would concerned someone wrapped the purlin with cedar wood and removed the supporting struts, severely weakening that side of the roof structure. I hope no one sleeps up there next to an exposed mechanical pipes and attic with a louvered door separating them. A proper sized egress window is required for this bedroom. You may want to examine this if someone before you finished the attic (unsafely): http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuild...s-windows.aspx

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