Basement Stairway Wall


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Old 03-25-13, 05:42 PM
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Basement Stairway Wall

I am finishing my basement. I had planned on building a wall next to my stairwell in line with the metal pole then taking a 90 degree turn to the other metal pole. i was going to do a banister rail system with wall stud starting at 5th step and base plate going to end of steps.However the metal pole is not in line with the edge of the stairwell. Can I still do it with the wall being further away? What are my option? I really want to cover up the metal pole inside a wall. Input appreciated as always. See pics,
 
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Old 03-25-13, 05:54 PM
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Just box the pole separately & bring the railing up to code either by building the wall or installing a railing with balusters.
 
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Old 03-26-13, 07:08 AM
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Anyone else have any suggestions?
 
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Old 03-26-13, 09:57 AM
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I agree with Pulpo. The 2x4 with the conduit and switches needs to either be boxed in or the wall widened to enclose the box. IMO boxing in that 2x and then installing a nice balustrade and rail would look best..... and flip the existing railing to the wall on the other side of the stairs.
 
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Old 03-26-13, 11:06 AM
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Guys the existing rough in framing with light switch was there with the house. I will change but I think you are missing what I am asking. The edge of the stairwell is inside the metal pole. I wanted to build a wall at the edge of the stairs with the metal pole inside the wall so I wouldn't have a column just sticking out at the end of a wall.
 
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OK, I think I know what you mean. Build your wall to include the post but go a little past the post so when it intersects the stair wall it will meet in the corner. In other words you won't stop the wall at the metal post but go however many inches past it so it meets the wall that comes out from the stairs.
 
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See pic with notes attempting to explain. thanks
 
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Old 03-26-13, 02:33 PM
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wall next to my stairwell in line with the metal pole then taking a 90 degree turn to the other metal pole.
So you aren't making a 90 degree turn at the metal pole?

If the wall is going straight back you'd either need to build a thicker wall or just have a little bump out at the post to inclose it.
 
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Old 03-26-13, 04:47 PM
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If the pole is the nemesis, then build a wall wide enough to enclose the pole and extend to the wall at the end of the staircase, tying them together. Leave your staircase as it is and sheetrock the whole thing. Wasted space, but the pole will be covered.
 
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Would it look bad to keep the wall at the stairs where it should be and then jog over a few inches and continue the wall back enclosing the pole?
 
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I think I will have to keep the wall close to the stairwell and then have a "bump" for the pole then head 90 degrees to other pole under stairwell. I have another question though.
Should I complete the soffit for the beam and ductwork first then build wall?
 
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Yes, I would do the soffit first.
 
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I understood your question, from the start, even though I had to read it 5 or 6 times. My answer is still the same.
 
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Old 03-30-13, 07:26 AM
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Thanks for help. See pic for what I decided to do.
 
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