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# **Help...Basement stairs**

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12-18-03, 09:31 AM
tito24
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**Help...Basement stairs**

I am trying to install some stairs in my basement. This is the last thing that i have to finish but i cant come up with a decent rise and run. maybe someone out there can help me out. The area that i am working with is 10ft tall and i can only run it out 9ft. I cant twist and turn the stairs neither they have to be ran straight down. I cant figure it out. Please help...

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12-18-03, 10:17 AM
tito24
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Or does anyone know where i could find an answer to this problem?

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12-18-03, 11:14 AM
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Hi,

I was faced with a similar situation when I did my stairs to the second floor of my garage.

Take the dimensions you have and divide them by the number of stairs.

10ft = 120in / 14 rises = 8.5 in rise

9ft = 108 in /13 steps = 8.3 in run (a little bit longer because of the overhang).

It is not ideal, but reasonable. An ideal case would be 7.75 in rise by 8.75 run. Changing the number of steps will either increase or decrease the rise and run. In my opinion, rise is more important than run because your foot is used to any surface (even a ladder step), while your legs get used to a typical rise, if it is significantly different from the standard, you will trip on them.

Good luck.