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Need your advice for railing

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Haslefre, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Jan 26, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    We are going to knock off the side of the stairs already on there and build up a small 4" wall along the side and put the rail on it.
     
  2. Jan 26, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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    Sweet
     
  3. Jan 26, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    Right here. It seems like it comes off. Also, we will do the same on the other side where you can "fall through" to the basement if not paying attention.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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    So , remove the white skirtboard and attach your wall to the stringer behind ?
     
  5. Jan 26, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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    Yeah. I'm not good at the terminology for these things though. We aren't going to use a full wall all the way down the stairs though. We will just build out 4" inches from the stairs and attach some posts/rails down.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    That will pose some challenges to make sure the wall doesn't act as a lever and cause a rotation in the stringer
     
  7. Jan 26, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    I guess when we pull the skirtboard off, we will have to go from there. But as of now, that will be the plan I guess. We aren't going to start until after tax returns come in.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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    Yep , when you are ready , pop off the skirtboard and take some pics of whats in there , you may need access to the underside of the stringers to install compression blocking between the stringers so that it will resist a rotation that is the result of someone pushing outwards on the top of the railing wall
     
  9. Jan 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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    Will do. I plan on taking pictures of every step. The father in law is going to have someone come over these next two weeks to look at it as well for another set of eyes with our plans.

    The 2 walls that we are going to be cutting out have 2x4"s every 16". It's a 103" wall. I haven't decided on 2 pillars in the center 34 inches apart or 1 center pillar at 52".
     
  10. Jan 26, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    You understand what I'm saying about blocking the stringers , yes ?
     
  11. Jan 26, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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    Yeah. Had to look it up to make sure I was on the right page, but yes.
     
  12. Jan 26, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  13. Jan 26, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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    The handrail is on the wall. You can see the handrail on the second flight of stairs. The glass just acts as a barrier.
     
  14. Jan 26, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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    Still not legal here
     
  15. Jan 27, 2013 at 7:25 AM
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    Legal here per IRC which covers single family residential, but IBC which governs commercial applications would require a handrail to meet minimum load requirements even if there was a hand rail attached to the wall not shown in the picture
     
  16. Jan 27, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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    Still not legal here :)
     
  17. Jan 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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    You Canadians are always a few steps ahead of us Americans when it comes to Code revisions. Just you wait-we may find the metric system some day and then you will be in trouble. Wait, who am I kidding. We will never adopt the metric system.
     
  18. Mar 2, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    It has started
     
  19. Mar 2, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    That's the end of the progress until Monday. Carpet gets put down. Then awaiting tax return for the rest of the railing.
     
  20. Mar 2, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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    You're gonna put the carpet down before the railing is mounted ? How is the edge being finished ?
     
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