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dennis71635

12:08PM | 08/02/05
Member Since: 08/01/05
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can't remember the way a person measures for a set of wood steps for a porch/back-door. entance opening is 40" and to the ground is 48". I believe--from the framing square--a person uses an 7--11..or 4 steps? As you can tell its been awhile.Help and Thanks.

Altereagle

08:03PM | 08/02/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts

dennis71635

12:26AM | 08/05/05
Member Since: 08/01/05
2 lifetime posts
THANKS... This sure got the sawdust from the mind...Its really been awhile since I have built a set...and was able to find some much needed work...once again...Thanks.

fool4jesus

04:23AM | 08/09/05
Member Since: 06/20/05
53 lifetime posts
Alter, you mention on your site that 10.25" tread is good, never less than 9. Well, I started with 10" but I think that would make the total run too long. So my steps are 51" high, and I'm thinking 7.25" risers with 9" run (plus an inch of overhang). By the 2 x riser + run formula that's 23.5. In your opinion, do you think this is reasonable?

Also, your deck railing options page (http://decks-ca.com/Deck_Railings_Options.html) seems to have a problem retrieving from the server. I'm guessing the file name is spelled wrong on the page.

Thanks for all the info.

< gary


Altereagle

06:05PM | 09/01/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
Missed this, (plus away on vacation and I moderate the deck forums not this one) you've probably finished already.. but when builkding the stair 9" for the calcualtions but the actual tread would be 10" as you mentioned which is fine.

I'll look into that link as soon as I can and get it fixed.

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fool4jesus

04:17AM | 09/02/05
Member Since: 06/20/05
53 lifetime posts
Nope, I ran into some planning and zoning snags ... but I'm finally under way. So your response is appreciated. Thanks.
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