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StringTheory
Lexington deck stairs 65"/9 or 65"/8 levels?

In episode 12, Norm divides height to deck (65") by 9 levels so that each step is under 8". Later when finished, I count 8 levels. Did I miss-count or would perhaps the 9 levels have caused too short of a horizontal dimension per step?
Tnx!

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: Lexington deck stairs 65"/9 or 65"/8 levels?

Count risers, not treads.
Casey

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Lexington deck stairs 65"/9 or 65"/8 levels?

Casey is correct, there is always one less tread than riser as you step up to the first tread then step up again to the landing.

Most building codes have a formula for indoor and outdoor stairs with maximum and minimums for risers and treads, along with a slight allowable variance in those numbers.

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