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Old 08-04-2009, 08:51 AM   #16
 
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glad that i am not the only one that thinks these things are ugly

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Old 08-04-2009, 10:14 AM   #17
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I've looked at that picture over & over & tried to figure what they did & why

I was hoping you just rounded off to 16" & that actual measurement was 15 1/2"
Giving you 2 steps at 7 3/4"



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Old 08-04-2009, 10:21 AM   #18
 
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photo would sure help here. 2 steps at 7.75 inches???

yes, there is a lot of strange things in this house. most of them we are discovering as we remodel. i am guessing that the owner at the time had lots of scrap wood leftover. it is made from 30 pieces of 2x4 with one long bolt going through the center. lots of work if you ask me and the stair on the other side is the same way
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:07 AM   #19
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Code requires that each step be approx the same height (rise)
So with 16" to cover youy would normally have 2 steps 8" each

BUT, code also states that the MAX height of step is 7 3/4"
They can vary by 3/8" less, so all stair must be between 7 3/8" - 7 3/4" tall

If your deck was 15 1/2" off the ground you wouuld have
the landing (ground level)
1st step at 7 3/4"
Top of the deck at 15 1/2"

You said your deck is 16" off the ground
So by code you need (2) steps since you can't use a step over 7 3/4"
So one step at 5 1/3"
2nd step at 10 2/3"
Top of the deck at 16"
Measure your deck from the landing to the top of the deck
If its 15 1/2" or less you can use one step

I can't tell what you have for a landing?





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the landing is concrete
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