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    Default What are the guard/handrail requirements at this porch?

    Ignoring the the issues with the stairs themselves, what are the guard / handrail requirements on the the right-hand side?

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    Default Re: What are the guard/handrail requirements at this porch?

    Right needs guard/ handrails.
    Left side is wrong.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: What are the guard/handrail requirements at this porch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    Right needs guard/ handrails.
    Left side is wrong.

    Rick,

    Do you have the code cite for the two handrail requirement for these stairs?

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    Default Re: What are the guard/handrail requirements at this porch?

    R312.1 Guards.
    Porches, balconies, ramps or raised floor surfaces
    located more than 30 inches (762 mm) above the floor or
    grade below shall have guards not less than 36 inches (914 mm)
    in height. Open sides of stairs with a total rise of more than 30
    inches (762 mm) above the floor or grade below shall have
    guards not less than 34 inches (864 mm) in height measured

    vertically from the nosing of the treads.

    R311.5.6 Handrails.
    Handrails shall be provided on at least
    one side of each continuous run of treads or flight with four

    or more risers.

    Since the left side does not have handrails, handrails could be easily included in the right side when the guards are built.


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