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  1. Trying to update stairs...but need to install a middle stringer.

    Carpentry
    Hi guys, I bought an old house and I'm trying to update an old staircase : new treads and risers. After a landing, the last 4 steps do not have a stringer in the middle. Everyone I've asked has recommended installing a middle stringer for safety. I'm not sure how to do it though, below...
  2. Renovating a Staircase

    Carpentry
    Hi all, Brand new here, came looking for a place to help with ideas on a staircase I’m hoping to renovate. The original staircase had carpet on it. My plan was to rip it up and then sand/stain the treads to match my flooring and paint or install new white risers. I knew it wasn’t going to be...
  3. Question on Deck Step Stringers

    General DIY Discussions
    Hello Everyone, I'm rebuilding my deck and currently the steps have two stringers in the center, but each of the sides simply has wood block support under the tread - I believe it's called a cleat ? I'll try to get a picture and it will be clear why they did it this way. I'm just curious...
  4. Basement stair stringer support- Help please

    General DIY Discussions
    Hello, Can anyone tell me if the top of these stair stringers are supported adequately? We are about to list our house and I wanted to find out if I should do anything extra to provide more support or ease the minds of home inspectors/ new owners. We have lived in the house for 10 years and...
  5. Trying to update my stairs.

    Building & Construction
    I am trying to update my stairs but i need to, at a minimum, replace one of my treads so i can update the stairs (i just ripped off the carpet) my problem is i feel like the stairs are holding themselves together and repetitively level. the reason i think this is because the stairs do not sit in...
  6. Re-treading stairs

    General DIY Discussions
    Hopefully somewhere in this post is the picture of my stairs going into my basement. The home was built in 1949, as were the stairs, over the years they've been painted, and carpeted SEVERAL time. I would like to re-do them and put new treads over the old (and remove the disgusting carpet these...
  7. Middle stair stringer question

    Building & Construction
    I have a set of 36" wide steps that have three stringers. It looks like someone rebuilt the steps but reused the original outside stringers. The two outside stringers appear to be 2x10s but the new middle stringer is a 2x12. The staircase is very sturdy and looking from underneath looks like...
  8. Deck stairs and rail post back blocking

    Building & Construction
    What I'm trying to do: I'm adding a small 36" triangular addition off the corner of my deck to add a set of stairs coming off at 45 degrees and 36" in width, and total rise of approximately 32". What I've done: The existing rim joist I'm tying into has an interesting construction composed of a...
  9. Ryobi 137r electric Trimmer Runs but Won't Cut

    Tools
    Took me a few months to figure out how to string my husband's trimmer... a Ryobi electric double threader, model 137r. Always worked fine for us but with hubby gone, (am recent widow), though it runs, it suddenly doesn't cut anything. I noticed some times the head doesn't rotate fast or...
  10. Strengthening stairs with less support

    Remodeling
    I have an in-law apt that I currently rent out and want to add a washer and dryer to the unit. Plumbing and wiring are not an issue with the kitchen next to this space and a crawl space for wires. However, space is limited and adding onto this addition is not possible at this time. Currently...
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