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    Each one of the risers was 36x36. Does this staircase still require a hand rail. There were 5 risers and this is the primary entrance to the home.

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    No, because each would be considered a landing.

    However, the statement that I put in my report when handrails are not required is: "While not required, I am of the opinion that even one step should have a handrail as many people need the assistance offered by a handrail."

    Verbally, I tell them that nearly everyone has an elderly parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt that needs assistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathew stouffer View Post
    Each one of the risers was 36x36.
    How on earth does anyone climb up a stair with 36" high risers?

    Oh ... you mean "treads" ... got it.

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    No Jerry,

    He meant landings


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon Whitmore View Post
    No Jerry,

    He meant landings
    A "landing" is simply a tread which is a minimum of 36" by 36", smaller and it is not a "landing" but simply a "tread".

    Each of those "landings" are therefore "treads" and the entire stair could ... could ... be addressed as such - but the size of the "treads" fits the size for "landings" and thus each one-riser stair becomes its own "flight of stairs" (or would be be "flight of stair" ).

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    I WOULD ADVISE HAND RAILING.


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    Oh stop the madness. The snow will soften the landing.


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