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Old 09-16-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to set newel posts on my loft and staircase at home. On the staircase I'm setting the railing at 36". As for my loft (which is approx 8'10" off 1st floor) should I be at 36" there or bump up to 42"? If I don't get an answer from here today I'll be calling BI tomorrow. Just trying to keep things moving this weekend.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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42".

That is code now in IRC 2009.

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Thanks Andy. That's what I thought I just wasn't 100%.
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Residential 36", Commercial 42". In CA I think 42" for both like Andy said... but you should check on local requirement.
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I called and left a message today. Should get a call back tomorrow.
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you should probably invest in a code book.
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42" on guardrails
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for landings or decks under 6` guardrail must be minimum of 36", for landings over 6' they require guardrail a minimum of 42" as per canadian n. b.c
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Residential 36", Commercial 42". In CA I think 42" for both like Andy said... but you should check on local requirement.
Same thing in Florida. 36" residential, 42" commercial. Any abrupt change in elevation over 30" (ie. edge of a deck down to grade) requires a guardrail.

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