05:49AM | 02/15/04
Member Since: 02/14/04
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Can anyone please tell me the maximun height a residential stair riser may be by BOCA Code? Either top of the tread to top of the tread or just the riser it self will do. Thank you in advance for your time.

Mark Hammond

07:51AM | 02/15/04
Member Since: 05/09/01
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Hi Ed,
The BOCA is a national code and is usually overidden by local codes that may be tougher for safety standards. The standard max should be seven inches but check your local codes first. They will be the determining factor....MJH


10:53AM | 02/15/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
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BOCA Code no longer exists.

BOCA and other national model code agencies formed to create the ICC (International Code Council) a while back.

Check with your local building code enforcement office to determine what code your jurisdiction uses and how they interpret the suggested maximum riser heights.

Most codes still accept 8" as a maximum riser height.



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