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Old 01-25-2012, 07:54 AM   #1
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If a set of straight-flight stairs has a really long tread, is it considered a landing or just a really long tread?

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

Without some numbers what are we talking about?

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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.
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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.
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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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...these (landings) are a pain to navigate if you're not paying attention.
no doubt.
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no doubt.
Agreed. Yes that is legal and are considered landings...

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