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I'm replacing the old carpet from my stairs with engineered hardwood flooring. The stairs are 3ft wide. Since the stairs were very, very squeaky, after removing the carpet I removed the old treads and risers and added 2 extra stringers (unfortunately I could only fit 2x10 stringers). So now I have 4 stringers with 1ft spacing between them.
I would love to avoid squeaking in the future, so I was thinking that these 4 stringers would allow me to go with risers that wouldn't touch either of the treads (above or below the riser) - only serve as a backing for the engineered flooring.
Do you see any problems in the risers not supporting the tread?
Thanks a lot,
Nick
 

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I'm replacing the old carpet from my stairs with engineered hardwood flooring. The stairs are 3ft wide. Since the stairs were very, very squeaky, after removing the carpet I removed the old treads and risers and added 2 extra stringers (unfortunately I could only fit 2x10 stringers). So now I have 4 stringers with 1ft spacing between them.
I would love to avoid squeaking in the future, so I was thinking that these 4 stringers would allow me to go with risers that wouldn't touch either of the treads (above or below the riser) - only serve as a backing for the engineered flooring.
Do you see any problems in the risers not supporting the tread?
Thanks a lot,
Nick
Nails are what cause the squeaking not whether the riser touches the tread i usually make my risers 1/16 shorter and add construction adhesive to the top and bottom. just make sure you glue every thing and use ring shank nails or screws.
 
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