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Old 01-20-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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First Stringers


Built my first set of basement steps today.

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Not done yet. One more tread and more support below
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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Re: First Stringers


Someone once said that the first time is always the best. That might have been about something else...
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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Little stressful. Took my time and triple checked everything. Due to super unlevel floor some shimming was needed.
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Congrats!!

What did your riser:tread ratio turn out to be?
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It worked out to 8 10
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Nice! What is the deal with the part that is facing us though?
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I never did them like that. Your's seem to tie-in past the end joist at the top.

Mine looked more like the one on the far left.

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Is that a 2x12 your using. Sure looks like you got a lot of meat left on the stringer for steps that meet code. I am normally left with about 4"
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Is that a 2x12 your using. Sure looks like you got a lot of meat left on the stringer for steps that meet code. I am normally left with about 4"
Ya, I missed that. They do look beefy
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Nice! What is the deal with the part that is facing us though?
Had to add a few more poinrs to tie into. New HEAVY furnence will be headed down those in the next few days. Thats y they are beefy like that. Also supporting with 4x4s on the top and mid. Rather overkill them then have them fail
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Little confused by jb's and Bc's posts.
You always use 2x12's for stringers. Why wouldn't you?
Provides more structural stability.

And I always cut my stringers so they slide behind the box beam, top riser or whatever you would call it. And I cut them so that they sit flush to the underside of the deck boards, subfloor, etc.
Again, provides more structural stability.
You can fasten them much better this way.
Through the riser (box), decking or subfloor and the floor joist.
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Little confused by jb's and Bc's posts.
You always use 2x12's for stringers. Why wouldn't you?
Provides more structural stability.

And I always cut my stringers so they slide behind the box beam, top riser or whatever you would call it. And I cut them so that they sit flush to the underside of the deck boards, subfloor, etc.
Again, provides more structural stability.
You can fasten them much better this way.
Through the riser (box), decking or subfloor and the floor joist.
I always screwed through rim joist of the top platform into the riser. And possibly Simpson make a stringer tie-in braket I used before, but they're ugly so it has to be hidden.
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Yeah i used a 2x12 that was frozen. The workdrive dosnt like icy lumber
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Yeah i used a 2x12 that was frozen. The workdrive dosnt like icy lumber
Neither do I. lol
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Neither do I. lol
Adds a few pounds lol
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I always screwed through rim joist of the top platform into the riser. And possibly Simpson make a stringer tie-in braket I used before, but they're ugly so it has to be hidden.
I always attach my stringers with approved lag bolts attached directly to piers we drive deep into the bedrock. Its the only way you can really be sure.
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Congrats on your first stringer steps well done.
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Congrats on your first stringer steps well done.
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It is still rewarding to me ,after cutting out tons of stringers, to walk up the finished set. Good job!
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I always attach my stringers with approved lag bolts attached directly to piers we drive deep into the bedrock. Its the only way you can really be sure.
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