Building stairs!

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by FatttFire, Aug 31, 2008.

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    Alright I am stuck .................. brain fart as I call it! I need to install new stairs in a down stairs bathroom that I made. From the floor of the hall way to the floor of the bathroom is 27 3/4" . Here is the tricky part. There is a door right there where the bathroom stairs go. So from the wall of the bathroom to the edge of the door minus 1" is 21". So in all terms I have a rise of 27 3/4" by 21" of run. I am not looking for code is practicality. Can anybody give me a hand?

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    Jason
     
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    That's a mighty shallow step, though I came up with the same calc.
     
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    Using a tape measure your rise is 6 15/16" and a run of 7" . Maybe the stairs could go to the inside of the wall and you could gain another 4" or so giving you a longer run of around 8" to 8 1/4" . You could then use a 2'x10"(1 1/2x9 1/4") for the treads giving you a 1" overhang or nose.
     
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    sawdust burners, what do I use for my stringer, and what are the cuts on the stringer?
     
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    Alright so what depths do I set my square at to cut the notches?
     
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    [quote ]
    Couldn't he start with a drop to the first step? You should only need 3 steps--from hallway step down to first step (6.9" rise), to second step (6.9" rise), to third step (6.9" rise), to bathroom floor (6.9" rise). With three steps, you would have 7" treads, which you could rip a 2x8. If you want to notch, you can lay a carpenter's square on your stringer, lining up the rise on run on the stringer edge. Trace the square and you should be good to go.[/quote]


    Yeap you got it. 6 15/16" rise and a run of 7" (use these two numbers on the framing square). I would use a 2"x10" for the stringer .
     
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