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Old 10-31-2012, 01:52 PM   #16
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i'll let you know what happens. Should be friday morning.

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Old 10-31-2012, 02:49 PM   #17
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Gbrackins - Building inspector told me 9" min tread depth, 8-1/4" max riser height. I tried to expain that the porch has an 1.5" overhang....he told me as long as i have 9" from nose to nose i'm good.

The problem is that the lower stair is 10.5 inches. It's 1.5" larger & more than the 3/8 allowable.
The nosing at the top isn't a tread. Its a landing.

The 3/8" tolerance doesn't apply here (though the maximum nosing does, but it doesn't sound like anybody is concerned with that).
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That makes sense. So you're thinking the nose is a quarter inch too long?
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That makes sense. So you're thinking the nose is a quarter inch too long?
Right.
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just don't let him trip on it ....
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Just passed inspection.

Had two findings:
1.) handrail to basement needs mitered into wall.
2.) Hot water tank needs an expansion tank.

He didn't even look at the stairs. I feel like a tard cause i was so worried about this.

Thanks for the help.
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congrats on passing!

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