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Old 08-14-2011, 11:44 AM   #61
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epson: Mine does not have an outside stringer like that, and that one is just a WEE bit taller than mine too!

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Old 08-14-2011, 11:46 AM   #62
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Ron: will I need to add a rounded grab rail too? It'd have to go on top of the 2x4 handrails!

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Old 08-14-2011, 11:50 AM   #63
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I think I understand what you mean by 'return' too, that'd be in the section indicated by #'s 1, 3 and 5 in the graphic graciously supplied by epson. I can build it that way. I may just have this thing finished this year!

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grab rail like this
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:55 AM   #65
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So, The inspector is going to be looking for a grabable hand rail out side----

Good thing we have an outside guy that knows current codes.
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I think I understand what you mean by 'return' too, that'd be in the section indicated by #'s 1, 3 and 5 in the graphic graciously supplied by epson. I can build it that way. I may just have this thing finished this year!

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Old 08-14-2011, 12:32 PM   #67
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IF he asks for one, can I put it on TOP of the handrail? Inside would be less than 36" clearance.

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Will this be acceptable as balusters/guardrail for the landing? I had the wife get the 6D galv. nails (shown in the first post drawing), but they sure do not seem to be long/strong enough, so I think I will pull them and use galv. deck screws.
The gaps between balusters are maximum 3 7/8"....

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That will pass--however if the bottom cleat were raised 3 inches or so ,sweeping the porch would be easier.
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IF he asks for one, can I put it on TOP of the handrail? Inside would be less than 36" clearance.

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The handrail can be within the 36 width of the stairs, look back at the drawings. The top your guardrail should be 36 min. measured up plumb off the nosing. I set my handrails at 34 measured plumb off the nosing.
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I was thinking more along the lines of if/when we need to move new appliances in and out.
36" is fine, too much less would be awful tight.

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Here's where I'm at now.

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I was thinking more along the lines of if/when we need to move new appliances in and out.
36" is fine, too much less would be awful tight.

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Then you whip out your trusty screw gun and get the rail out of the way.
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Looking good to me--
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Nice job DM!

Just one thing though. On the bottom step.... is that the shadow of a space alien?



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