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    Default South Carolina Max Stair Rise

    I'm building a deck that has to be attached the Cinder block, the highest I can go with the deck is 16" below the door opening. So what is the max rise for a step in south carolina?

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    Default Re: South Carolina Max Stair Rise

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    I'm building a deck that has to be attached the Cinder block, the highest I can go with the deck is 16" below the door opening. So what is the max rise for a step in south carolina?
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    Default Re: South Carolina Max Stair Rise

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    So what is the max rise for a step in south carolina?
    Don't worry about the maximum rise allowed, that is simply the minimum code's minimum safety level, it has nothing to do with comfort or greater safety.

    The typical 7" maximum rise used outside the residential code would require 3 risers (because 2 risers is only 14"), so divide your 16" by 3 and make each riser that height (and keep the variation between riser heights down to 3/8" between the highest and lowest of the 3 risers).

    16 / 3 = 5-1/3 inches for each riser

    The minimum riser height is 4", so you are still well above that (you would not want to go for the minimum riser height any more than you would for the maximum riser height).

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    Default Re: South Carolina Max Stair Rise

    Thanks for all of the great reply


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