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Old 03-02-2015, 08:39 AM   #1
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Move-If in the wring place.
Originally I was going to use treated lumber for my stair steps.
Is there a better choice ?
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:30 AM   #2
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Yes the pressure treated will work.
What's the reasoning for the skirts behind the stringers?
That's going to cause water to lay between the two pieces and rot out the ends of the treads.
You also need another stringer in the middle.
What's at the top of that stairway, a door?
If so there needed to be a landing before the stairs.
How do you get from the stairs to the deck?

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Looks good but like Joe said, I would get rid of the two outside skirts. I see you do have a center stringer already cut and the landing at the top of the stairs looks good also. I would suggest that you put a support under the stringers half way up though. Other than that it looks like you are good to go.
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I am not concerned by the water laying between the stingers--caulking and glue will handle those concerns.
The outside is just for extra strength--keeps the trambolin effect out of the build. They are glued and screwed.
The stringer you see is a mis-cut. width of the stairs does not dictate a third stringer, but I plan on blocking under each step.
The stairs end on a landing--see pics.
I am considering open metal treads.
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