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anybody know code height for hand rail

Posted by andrelaplume2 (My Page) on
Fri, May 4, 12 at 23:35

going down basement stairs. in Eastern PA....if I am adding the rail I want to get it at the right height...thanks!

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RE: anybody know code height for hand rail

2. Rail Heights: The top of handrails and handrail extensions shall not be placed less than 34" (864 mm) nor more than 38 inches (965 mm) above landings and the nosing of treads. Handrails shall be continuous the full length of the stairs and at least one handrail shall extend in the direction of the stair run not less than 12 inches (305 mm) beyond the top riser nor less than 12 inches (305mm) beyond the bottom riser. Ends shall be returned or shall have rounded terminations or bends.
1. Privates stairways do not require handrail extensions
2. Handrails my have starting or volute newels within the first tread on stairways in Group R, Division 3 Occupancies and within individual dwelling units of Group R, Division 1 Occupancies.

Here is a link that might be useful: stairway codes

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