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Old 06-09-2018, 12:35 PM   #31
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Stairs pulling away from skirt (pics)


Forgot how much I hate plaster lathe. In order to access skirt, I needed to cut away lath. Nasty AF



Not to mention studs every other step
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Eye screw starting to open up. Stair gap between only shrunk a little.
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Big Jim is right, those need to be fixed.

I've done more than a few of those and there's a few ways to go about it. Most importantly you need access to the underside as it looks like you do.

What I'd do is find the studs on the wall side then drill a hole through the stringer and through that hole screw an eye bolt lads with a washer into the stud. You do this in a few strategic places as needed for attachment points.

On the other side I'll take a block of 2x drill a countersink hole on one side and install an eye bolt to the block with a nut and washer. I'll then glue and screw that assembly just opposite of the ones on the wall side and then wait a day for the glue to set.

After you have your attachment points set then with some heavy gauge wire, turnbuckles and a little finesse here and there you should be able to pull it back together.

After all of that's done I'll cut triangle blocks and glue and screw them to the stringers and with another big bead of glue (construction adhesive) to seat into the bottom of the treads.

Works every time.
when you did this, was the gap ever on the stud wall side or only on the side with the blocks? Not sure that it matters but my gaps are on the wall/studded side so I am trying to pull 1 of the skirts, all the treads and risers into the other skirt. Hope that makes sense.

I was using 3/8 which were opening up but upgraded them to 1/2" and the gap still isn't budging. Cranking down pretty good on them too
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You just need to figure out which side you need to move and then set up your pull points accordingly. The point is to get the stair pulled back together so it's safe and doesn't fall apart any further. The exact way to do this can very a bit from stair to stair. Let the stair move where it wants to to become tight again. You can trim out any gaps you may be left with.

I should have been more clear in my op. In that case the stud side was good and it was the open side that needed to be pulled in.
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I agree that the repair by the Honorable Kwikfishron has its application, but in this case it looks like one side of the stairs separated when the house was jacked. You either jacked too much or not enough and one side of the stairs disengaged.
You said the floor was out of level. I think with a little analysis you could figure how to get those stairs in place based on the floor planes.
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The gap was there before and after the floor was jacked which btw is not in the same vicinity as the steps. While i am sure it may had a slight effect on the stairs, I don't think it is solely the cause.

At this point, I think the only thing I can do is reinforce the wedges, add blocks under the steps and caulk the gaps from above. Thanks for everyones efforts. Cheers
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That sounds like a plan
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