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Old 07-29-2020, 08:44 PM   #76
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So we agree on the height of the main deck, you would just come out level with the floor instead of the step down at the door.
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I'm saying Two steps down...The first step is when you come out of the door onto a landing
Maybe I should have said: 'Down' onto a landing.
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Maybe I should have said: 'Down' onto a landing.
So two risers, one step. I think we are agreeing
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So two risers, one step. I think we are agreeing
Yes, but I'd like to see the first step out of the door (the landing) be at least 36" deep so it's a comfortable space to stand while you're waiting for someone to open the door.

It (36"+) doesn't have to be but that's what I'd want.
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Yes, but I'd like to see the first step out of the door (the landing) be at least 36" deep so it's a comfortable space to stand while you're waiting for someone to open the door.

It (36"+) doesn't have to be but that's what I'd want.
Yes I think 36" landing would apply if it is more than a reasonable tread depth.
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I definitely want to step down from the door. Also agree that it should be a comfortable distance out say 3 ft. My current plans call for coming 6 ft out from that point but giving that the entire deck is going to be lower I may come out a little further than that. My main concern is I don't want to have four step uo from the ground level up to the deck level like I had before. Removed all the furniture into this house from that approach and it was not fun.
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"You would like to build the step frame out of 2x8s @ 7 1/4" This has me a bit confused. If I use 2 x 8s won't my rise be 8 inches? But I have been contemplating building a step frame onto the main deck level.
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"You would like to build the step frame out of 2x8s @ 7 1/4" This has me a bit confused. If I use 2 x 8s won't my rise be 8 inches? But I have been contemplating building a step frame onto the main deck level.
2x8s are around 7 1/4" when they dry out if you but that on the main frame before adding decking the step is 7 1/4 inches and the decking is the same on both.
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There is a membrane called Resisto 4"wide the made to cover the top of joists before decking goes on This will save your joists from standing water Believe its available at HD as well as Lowes
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There is a membrane called Resisto 4"wide the made to cover the top of joists before decking goes on This will save your joists from standing water Believe its available at HD as well as Lowes
I will be using something like that after finding water damage on the joists in the demo.
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