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Old 03-19-2018, 09:19 PM   #16
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Re: Do I Need Inspection After New Stair Installation in Pittsburgh, PA


I'll reply to my own question - it's a stupid question
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:43 PM   #17
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If a tyke was visiting you, and fell from the very top step, to the floor underneath, the effect would be the same as if a grown up fell off a 4 story building.

So no way is it O K.

This is the reason the balusters need to be closer together, so a tyke cannot crawl between them.

Better to DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME , than to need to redo it.



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Old 03-19-2018, 09:49 PM   #18
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Better to DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME , than to need to redo it.
This is a redo - contractor already messed it up the first time.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:05 AM   #19
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Removing the railing completely is worse than leaving the balusters at 7". The idea of the 4" baluster space is so a child can't put his head between them. The fix that I gave you in post #10 is the way to solve the problem. It's a one day job.
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:36 PM   #20
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I don't know if home inspectors who work for buyers would see the difference, w/o actually measuring it.
You don’t try to see the difference in riser height. You feel it in your feet. When it feels weird, then the buyers inspector starts measuring to prove it/obtain the greatest difference for his report.

If the small and large just over the 3/8 and spread out, the inspector might not catch it. But with the reported 1 inch difference, an inspector would notice it if he is used to using stairs.

When the difference between heights is too large it becomes a tripping or stumbling hazard. A face first fall is bad enough when you are going up. Stumbling forward and rolling downstairs can be fatal.

An actual permit inspector will be more stringent in his inspection of the stairs than a buyers home inspector.

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It's up to the OP now. I already said what I would do to resolve it.
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It should be noted here that many older houses do not have steps up to code and never could due to space restrictions. Some will be grandfathered and codes will not apply.
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