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Old 11-30-2011, 11:05 PM
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Replacing Rail Road Tie Steps

I am trying to determine how I'm going to build a staircase using a 6" versa-lok riser and a 3" cap without exceeding the code height of 8 1/4" height. How do I accomplish this? Do I excavate a couple inches lower so the rise stays under 8"?? Please help, this is my first job building a staircase. Thanks.
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If the top of one riser is the same level and the bottom of the next then that would give you a 6" rise.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:35 PM
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If the top of one riser is the same level and the bottom of the next then that would give you a 6" rise.
No because you still have the 3" coping, that would make every step 9" = too tall.

Here is a picture of a product we build a lot of small walls/steps of. Its also a 6" block. Hopefully this explains everything
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:21 PM
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No because you still have the 3" coping, that would make every step 9" = too tall.

Here is a picture of a product we build a lot of small walls/steps of. Its also a 6" block. Hopefully this explains everything
If you do it before your coping it keeps it the same rise like in your picture.
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If you do it before your coping it keeps it the same rise like in your picture.
Right, I get your point now. My Bad
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