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Old 09-06-2011, 08:59 AM   #106
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I'm sure they're good to have, but with the rails right there it seems like it would be better to use those.

I would think that with the handrail sticking out into the stairway at that height, it could be in the way. If someone was carrying something big up the stairs and their vision was blocked by that object, they could bump into the handrail and bounce off of it, falling backwards down the stairs.

I'm not talking about your handrail specifically DM, just any handrail in general.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:04 AM   #107
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:07 AM   #108
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That makes sense.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:31 AM   #109
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That's the reason, like Ron said. I built two custom all cherry stairs for a person but they wanted the rails to be very heavy. I told them I didn't think they would make it by the inspector but they wanted them anyway. I built them and believe it or not they passed.
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Hi, my 2 bob's worth (that's 20c US). Wouldn't the stringer be far stronger if instead of cutting back in a zig-zag fashion to form the treads and risers, you let the treads and risers fit into slots about 1/2" deep x witdh of wood thickness. into the stringers? From the photos, I see about 2" (if that) throat thickness left at the bottom of the stringer at each tread. One 200 lb he-man would easily break that if he bounced as well, as he would virtually be climbing a piece of 2"x1". The wood looks like pine, another strong reason these stringers might fail. Cheers! Joe from OZ.
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From the photos, I see about 2" (if that) throat thickness left at the bottom of the stringer at each tread.
Good catch on the stringers. I canít believe nobody here (or the inspector) caught that.

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Good catch on the stringers. I canít believe nobody here (or the inspector) caught that.

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I already did.... I tore the whole thing down and did it again.....

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