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    Height of stair railing???

    I am rebuilding my front hall stairway... and wonder about the height of the railing.

    Anybody have a clue as to how it is defined? Do you measure from the edge of the tread (giving the lowest height), the back of the tread (giving the max), or somewhere in the middle?

    Thanks.

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    RE: Height of stair railing???

    Jim,

    2'9" measured from the front edge of tread to top of rail....


    Dano

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    RE: Height of stair railing???

    Pete,

    Isn't that what I said? ;)

    My source? Architectural Graphic Standards, pg.7 UBC Stair Chart, although I did fail to note that tread minum, riser maximum, handrail height, and ramp incline are governed by local or state codes...My bad.

    Dano

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    RE: Height of stair railing???

    Boy, you DID skip a lot of details, Danfy! :) :) :)

    -- Tim --



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    RE: Height of stair railing???

    Figured those were covered in his original post, Timmer. They weren't so at the risk of being verbose, thought I'd put them in.

    Dano

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    RE: Height of stair railing???

    No, my bad. My intent was to agree, w/ visual aids, in case Jim would care for more than one opinion. Apparently I didnt come off that way. Sorry.

    Pete

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    RE: Height of stair railing???

    I was just tuggin' your chain a tad....If a picture is worth a thousand words, then two are even better...heheheh.

    Dano

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    RE: Height of stair railing???

    To All...

    I appreciate the quick responses -- from a variety of directions.

    I have it laid out now just a bit shy of the 33" mark, so I will adjust and verify with the town.

    I had noticed the 7 replies and began to wonder if I had hit a sore topic or something. :) Anyway, thanks again.

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    RE: Height of stair railing???

    Are you doing open tread or closed tread?

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    RE: Height of stair railing???

    From the Coffman stair building guide. Where to measure rail height.

    Pete

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