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    Default Wobbly center stringer stairs

    Hi all,

    I just wanted to know if anyone had an opinion about these type of stairs.

    I know the guard rail is missing vertical posts.

    However, the stairs were very wobbly if you were not walking in the middle. That is, if your foot was near the edge, there was a lot of give.

    Is this a security concern. It kind of bothers me to have this "modern" look, yet its kind of scarry everytime you step on it.

    thanks.

    Zane

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    Default Re: Wobbly center stringer stairs

    Quote Originally Posted by Zane Remenda View Post
    Hi all,

    I just wanted to know if anyone had an opinion about these type of stairs.

    I know the guard rail is missing vertical posts.

    However, the stairs were very wobbly if you were not walking in the middle. That is, if your foot was near the edge, there was a lot of give.

    Is this a security concern. It kind of bothers me to have this "modern" look, yet its kind of scarry everytime you step on it.

    thanks. Zane
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    Default Re: Wobbly center stringer stairs

    Not only are the guards missing on both sides (the other side looks open too), but the openings between the risers exceeds 4".

    For your question, though, sounds like the welds are breaking loose.

    That entire stairway is unsafe.

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    Default Re: Wobbly center stringer stairs

    Stairways are simple. If they move, they're dangerous.


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    Default Re: Wobbly center stringer stairs

    I was thinking about stairs earlier this morning and was wondering how often basement stairs fail. I don't come across news about them but I do see many that are very poorly secured. If anyone has such info on this I'd like to have it.

    Eric Barker, ACI
    Lake Barrington, IL

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