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Old 12-16-2015, 02:48 PM   #1
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I wanted new stairs because the current is too steep and shallow. So I thought I could not change the angle of the staircase but would install wider 10.5in treads, which would make the stair more comfortable, until I realized about overhung of 2.5 inches in compare to old treads.
Now I have an option of cutting each tread to 9.5in and get it over with, or...

Here is my idea that i want you opinion about: Can it be done like in the picture? Old stairs is in front of the new.
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Old 12-16-2015, 03:26 PM   #2
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Try posting the picture again, usually have to have more than one post to upload pictures.
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Hi, let me try to post again with picture.

I wanted new stairs because the current is too steep and shallow. So I thought I could not change the angle of the staircase but would install wider 10.5in treads, which would make the stair more comfortable, until I realized about overhung of 2.5 inches in comparison to old treads.
Now I have an option of cutting each tread to 9.5in and get it over with, or...

Here is my idea that i want you opinion about: Since i have 10 treads, wider treads will add about 10in to the overall length of staircase (1in x 10 wider treads), which is impossible, as you can see, the last tread will now stick out to the wall opening so here is my idea:
Can it be done like in the picture? (Old stairs is in front of new). Adding
one angular tread.
What am i missing here?
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What is at the top of the stairs, is there a way you could cut into the top area and add a couple more steps or is that an area that would not allow cutting into?
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Is the head clearance still at least minimum ?
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On top of these 10 stairs there are 3 angled treads that turn 90 deg and lead to the room upstairs, so i guess i can't cut into them.
The wall opening is 80in, however the ceiling above the stairs is higher.
And i cant remove the top portion of wall opening, because coming out of staircase the ceiling is lowered partially due to the bathroom upstairs.
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Here is the picture of the top of the opening that can not be removed. IN RED
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At the bottom of your stairs you need a landing at least as long as the width of the stairs with the minimum being 36 in. so your angle tread wont work.

you would have to do something like this.
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Yes, that was the thought, but then the head clearance does not allow any steps below it. See red line in my previous picture, so I went with angled tread as the only option. It is about to be finished. I will post pics soon
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Yes, that was the thought, but then the head clearance does not allow any steps below it. See red line in my previous picture, so I went with angled tread as the only option. It is about to be finished. I will post pics soon
The angled tread is a safety problem and violates code.
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The angled tread is a safety problem and violates code.
Not necessarily.
Code addresses the size of the treads but I'm pretty sure he couldn't meet those specs.
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Not necessarily.
Code addresses the size of the treads but I'm pretty sure he couldn't meet those specs.
Sorry i worded that badly i meant the landing area not the actual tread.

R311.7.6 Landings for stairways.
There shall be a floor or landing at the top and bottom of each stairway. The minimum width perpendicular to the direction of travel shall be no less than the width of the flight served. Landings of shapes other than square or rectangular shall be permitted provided the depth at the walk line and the total area is not less than that of a quarter circle with a radius equal to the required landing width. Where the stairway has a straight run, the minimum depth in the direction of travel shall be not less than 36 inches (914 mm).
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