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Old 08-13-2011, 04:24 PM   #31
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With closed risers it’s not required if the tread is at least 11” under, 11” it is.

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Kwickfish or Jiju---(or any one with stair code knowledge)--His bottom step is short---will the inspection fail because of that?
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No, the bottom step is fine, all steps are 7". I was just wondering if I could move the TOP step (all 3 stringers) up an inch, making the last step to the landing a 6" rise instead of 7". ...or do they ALL have to be 7", period?

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they all should be 7''
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Kwickfish or Jiju---(or any one with stair code knowledge)--His bottom step is short---will the inspection fail because of that?
If he lived here in Tennessee it would fail, the difference here is a max of 1/4 or 5/16 inch, 3/8 inch difference and you tear the stairs out. I don't know why I didn't think about that when he moved his stringer down.
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nononono, like I said, right now they're ALL exactly 7", but there's a one or two degree tilt.
No biggie, right?

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Your inspector has a bug about you already---make the stairs the same----double check the tread width also.
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To make it perfectly level, can I remove one more inch from the bottoms of the stringers, making the bottom step a 6" rise?

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The small 'tilt' should be acceptable.
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The treads measure a perfect 36" X 11" all

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oops, except the top step, there's a 12" space from the landing header to the front of that step. Is that not good?

How would I fix THAT?

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There is an exception to the nosing requirements. You don’t need the nosing it the tread is at least 11” deep.

It sure does look better with it though.
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This is exactly why pre-cut stringers rarely work.
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Then why the heck do they make the stupid things???
If I added 2x2's at the notches, that would give me noses on all the steps.

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