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Old 12-31-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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I am having carpet installed in 2 weeks in my basement.

They will be carpeting the stairs using waterfall method. My issue is that the stairs were previously open (no risers) and when I made my cuts for the risers, the pine boards were 1/2" short.

Because of where the house construction company nailed the Tread supports, I was forced to place the riser on the face of the tread. Because of this, i wanted to make the riser flush with the tread so no one would trip.

This leaves a 1/2" gap at bottom of riser in the back of the tread. I do have backer pieces glues and screwed to the risers, they are not going anywhere!

It looks incredibly ghetto but does anyone know if this will fly with carpet install? Can they still tuck the corner in? It would go underneath the riser a bit. Thoughts?

Thanks! And no, id rather not go buy all new risers.

Mike


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I think you may have created a non compliant stair case---post a picture if you can---

Stair nose must over hang the riser---flush is not acceptable---at least in this area---Mike---
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I'll wait for a stair guy to comment---those would not be acceptable in Illinois---
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I think here in NY a nose is not required if tread is min 11" deep.
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Let's see what a stair guy has to say---stair construction always has me cracking open my old books----
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But again, my concern is more will this gap be OK for waterfall carpet installation, not so much if it meets code :P
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There---Changed your title a bit----he'll give you a proper answer---
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If the carpet is properly installed, tack strip on the back of the tread and bottom of the riser, those stairs will look fine with carpet. I have installed carpet on stairs a lot worse that that. The main thing is that they are solid. And those look very solid.

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