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jlmran 01-25-2012 06:54 AM

Stair terminology
 
If a set of straight-flight stairs has a really long tread, is it considered a landing or just a really long tread?

oh'mike 01-25-2012 07:29 AM

Landing typically as 36" or wider---sounds like you are describing wide treads--

Without some numbers what are we talking about?

TarheelTerp 01-25-2012 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by jlmran (Post 834185)
If a set of straight-flight stairs has a really long tread, is it considered a landing or just a really long tread?

For rise/run calculation purposes... it's a tread.
If "really long" (wide?)... then it will quickly stop being a tread.

When it gets out to about 36" (from the riser face) it becomes a landing...
before then it's just a trip hazard.

AGWhitehouse 01-25-2012 11:08 AM

All tread depths within a flight of stairs needs to be within 3/8" of each other or it is not code compliant. The "odd" tread presents a severe, and dangerous, trip hazard. Landings are a min. 36" in depth as stated unless the stair itself is wider. Then the landing depth must be no less than the stair is wide.

jlmran 01-25-2012 12:47 PM

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This is not a residence. This is where I work. Don't know about code compliance, but I do know these are a pain to navigate if you're not paying attention.

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TarheelTerp 01-25-2012 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by jlmran (Post 834512)
...these (landings) are a pain to navigate if you're not paying attention.

no doubt.

AGWhitehouse 01-25-2012 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by TarheelTerp (Post 834529)
no doubt.

Agreed. Yes that is legal and are considered landings...


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