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How do I set the 4x4 post for a hand rail on a set of deck stairs with a gas line running underground beneath the stairs?

First, a few misconception adjustments. Stairway posts usually aren't anchored in the ground. Unless they're also supporting the stairs, as a deck post would, they're simply integrated into the stair ...
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How do I set the 4x4 post for a hand rail on a set of deck stairs with a gas line running underground beneath the stairs?

As a comment it is problematic to set the end of the stairs on a set of pavers or on an on-ground concrete pad when the top end of the steps may be attached to the house which may be on a "below ...
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can 1 metre threaded rods (m16 / m20) work as cantilever outside garden stairs?

Stair projects have safety requirements that require either adherence to established construction methods or design and approval by a licensed engineer. Your best path is to consult local tradesmen.
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How to repair these concrete steps?

The bricks should be laid back in place where they once were, even if they were not the original. Wood that would serve as a backer for anything would be unstable. Wood expands and contracts with ...
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If I put 1/2" skirt boards above stringers, will I still have enough room to support treads?

Cut pieces of 2x4 or 2x6 (whatever you've got lying around) to tread depth and use that as blocking. Then nail these to the side of the stringer under each of the existing treads. (I'd leave the ...
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Handrail type and locations for my staircase rebuild

Code requires a continuous handrail from the first to the last step. Your idea in green where the wall rail intersects with the handrail could serve as that. I have seen that condition work in the ...
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Handrail type and locations for my staircase rebuild

You need at least 1 rail on all stairs. You will either need to add the circled green section or maintain some of the wooden rail on the right. I bought a house that looked much like yours, with the ...
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