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12-01-2013, 12:17 AM   #16
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 Originally Posted by Daugela How are you calculating the tread width?
3' 6" outside to outside, minus 6" for the post 36 " divided by 2= 18"
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12-01-2013, 12:21 AM   #17
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 Originally Posted by Daugela How are you calculating the tread width?
3' 6" outside to outside minus 6 inches for the center post, 36 divided by 2= 18"
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12-01-2013, 12:28 AM   #18
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 Originally Posted by Daugela Hey Dawg What staircase diameter is that? I'm a bit confused on staircase diameters. I'm putting one in the garage as well and have the option for the 3'6" stair case diameter. I'm confused if that means the measurement is taken from the handrail to the center of the pole? Or the total width. Surely it can't be the total width. thanks
The stair diameter is going to be 2 x the width of the tread + the dia of the center pole.

So....if you have a tread that is 24" wide....x 2 = 48 + 6" for the center pole.

I would NOT go anything less than 24". Mine is fine going up and down...but when you start carrying boxes....well...it's an issue sometimes.
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 12-01-2013, 12:15 PM #19 Member   Join Date: May 2013 Location: Phoenix, AZ Posts: 763 Rewards Points: 1,238 It's actually not for a garage. But rather an emergency escape from a very large basement window well. The well is about 6 feet by 13 feet. The well goes all the way down to my basement floor and has a window AND door in the exit. Once you walk into the large window well, there is a mounted ladder on the wall. I would like to put in a small usable spiral case. Doesn't need to be big. Just a way of going up and down without using the ladder so much! thanks
 12-01-2013, 12:17 PM #20 Member   Join Date: May 2013 Location: Phoenix, AZ Posts: 763 Rewards Points: 1,238 I can't find anything in code prevented me from switching my emergency escape ladder to a spiral case.

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