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The plough (or plow, so I have been told it is called) under the hand rail makes for a simple, secure way to attach a baluster to the rail. If the cut is a little off, the cut is hidden by the sides and the fillets. For the bottom fit, it only needs to be cut neatly to fit the bottom plate, if that is what you have and secure in place with a few 4D (1 ...


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nope - cannot be done with the stipulation you have provided. even if you go to the maximum allowable height for rise, 7.875 inches, there is no way to fit the required number of steps in the space you have allotted. you need more space in one way or the other, or you have to accept the fact that you need to make non-compliant steps (it can be done with ...


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8' in 6" steps is 16 steps. If the tread is around 10" as is common, that's a little over 13'. If you divide the space in half to have 3' wide steps, with a half landing the same width, you only have 12' to play with suggesting that you'd need steps going round the end rather than a half landing. That's not common on a 180 degree bend (but is on a 90 degree ...


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If there's enough headroom above the basement stairs, I would consider building a staircase over the existing basement stairs. Then you get to pick a height that works for all directions. You could also make the stairs without risers and increase the overlap on the treads, almost turning them in to a ladder. This is the way stairs on Navy ships are ...



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