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Old 12-02-2007, 08:22 AM   #1
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I have three steps. How high does the post on the bottom of the steps need to be to attach my handrail?

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The handrail height from the top of each step is usually 36 to 37 inches, however different communities have different code requirements.

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Min. 36" to the top of the handrail mesured from the nose of the step. So your post needs to place for that.
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The handrail height from the top of each step is usually 36 to 37 inches, however different communities have different code requirements.
Note Kingfishers wording, it makes a big difference. The height of the handrail is measured at a plumb line at the front edge of the stair nosing, not just "from the top of the step". Measuring anywhere else along the step will change the height of the rail, usually putting it out of legal range.
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