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    I know there has been plenty of discussions about stairs on the site before. This set of stairs has 4 risers and a handrail but it is 29 3/4 high. Should it have a guardrail?

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    Should it have a guardrail? Yes.
    Is a guardrail required? No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Stouffer View Post
    I know there has been plenty of discussions about stairs on the site before. This set of stairs has 4 risers and a handrail but it is 29 3/4 high. Should it have a guardrail?

    Thanks,

    Ryan
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    Darren
    You may be confusing "handrails" and "Guards"
    Guards are required on the open sides of stairs, porches, ramps, and decks if 30" or more above the lower surface.
    A(only one)handrail is required when there are 4 or more risers in a stairway, reguardless of height above the lower surface.
    On this thread...
    http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...handrails.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Stouffer View Post
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    Should it have a guardrail?

    Thanks,

    Ryan
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    I would write this as a Safety Hazard .
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris mcintyre View Post
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    On this thread...
    http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...handrails.html
    I don't follow what you are getting at, can you explane it to me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    I don't follow what you are getting at, can you explane it to me?

    I knew I had seen the answer somewhere, and now I see that you made your post while I was quoting your other post from another thread.

    I guess what I am trying to say is you were right....both times.


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    Gotcha.
    Thanks

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    Let me put it in simply terms a slow man like myself can grasp. It is equipped with required handrail. No guard rail because one is not required.


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    Let me put it in simply terms a slow man like myself can grasp. It is equipped with required handrail. No guard rail because one is not required.

    And they put cardboard boxes there to cushion the fall when you walk straight out and off the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
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    And they put cardboard boxes there to cushion the fall when you walk straight out and off the end.
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    Yeah,

    But they Got Those Painting Imperfections on the Finial Walk Through.
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