Hello. My insurance company wants me to put a hand rail on the back 4 steps - no problem I thought. It does need to be to code - which in my town is 36" high with ballusters no more than 4" apart - no problem
Question: my friend created his own hand rail instead of using the prefab one I had using a nice 2 x4 piece of cedar. He waants to put the ballusters alongside the handrail not under and using the height he wants to put them out does not give one's hand full free access to the handrail - your hand goes over the tops of the ballusters. Aren't the ballusters supposed to go under the hand rail or low enough not to contact the hand if putting along the side of the railing?
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