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Old 1/13/13, 4:43 PM
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needed at center?
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Old 1/13/13, 4:58 PM
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What is the width of the stairs. If less than 44" then a hand rail is required on one side only. A guardrail would not be required.



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Old 1/13/13, 5:19 PM
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Guards on the open sides of stairs shall have a height not less than 34 inches measured vertically from a line connecting the leading edges of the treads.

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Old 1/13/13, 5:26 PM
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Guards on the open sides of stairs shall have a height not less than 34 inches measured vertically from a line connecting the leading edges of the treads.

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That's my thinking too. With "wall" approximate 12" that should qualify as an opening.






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Why is it 34"?
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Old 1/13/13, 5:35 PM
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Why is it 34"?
Why not?
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How come. LOL
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cause that's what it is.....I would recommend one in that situation.



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Old 1/13/13, 5:51 PM
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cause that's what it is.....I would recommend one in that situation.
Thanks James. That was my thought. I was standing at top stairs with my back against open stairway talking to client and could see how easy it would be for someone to fall over the "wall" onto lower steps.






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This is comical but better than me trying to explain it.
http://www.algarcia.org/AnimationPhy...ceTutorial.pdf
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What the hell dose that have to do with an open wall?
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I will let everyone else think about it for awhile and get back to you.
BTW Christopher is on the right thought he just needs to expand it a little.
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Old 1/13/13, 6:52 PM
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What are you talking about?!!!
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Old 1/13/13, 7:07 PM
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Why not?
Marcel, because he needs to do that hip check he says he uses for proper rail conditons. Remember that one?



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Marcel, because he needs to do that hip chck he says he uses for proper rails. Remember that one?
I am sure it will be another good one Joe.
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