Well,... I read about a lot of the codes online. I dont know how many apply to my area but I figure I would just follow all the codes to be safe.
I plan on using a thrird stringer regardless of whether of not I need too. I like the idea of supporting the center of the stairs.
I dont plan on carrying anything heavy up or down the stairs because I can easily access the basement with a sliding door I have down here. My house is on a slight hill.
Hiring a pro is out of the question. I would rather do it myself. That usually how I am. I am very good with my hands.
So there no reall neeed to fasten the string to the basement floor or walls? I guess the weight of the stairs is enough to keep it in place.
So for the tread and risers I should just use good soild hardwood with a standard thickness of 1.25" instead of using .75" thick cheaper wood and then gluing/ nailing a better .75" thick hardwood to that?
Thanks for your help guys. I will post some pics of my progress if you want. everyone loves pics