stairs and spindle placement

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stairs and spindle placement

Hi,

This is a question for basement stairs, or stairs in general.

The spindle location should be exactly the same on each full tread - correct?

And on the end treads, if there is a post or wall there so that only a partial tread is showing - what is the rule there - given that there is a code for spacing between spindles....

Approximate:

Full treads are 11"
Top Tread is 6.5"
Bottom Tread is 7.5"

This is only for the bottom third of the staircase as it's only open on the bottom (2 full treads only.

Thanks!
 
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If there is a wall, your spindle would get ripped on a table saw and that partial piece would be applied onto the wall.
 
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Thank you!

These are iron spindles.
 
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Regardless, the spacing between ballusters and location of ballusters on the treads would remain the same.
 
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Thanks!

Given the above information - would you be able provide an example spacing? So for example, the treads should sit at x / y / z on the tread (whether partial or full).

Thank you so much!
 
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Not really, don't know how wide your ballusters are and whether your measurements include nosing or not. Since this has to be EXACT, an estimate wont help you. You should be able to draw this out to scale on graph paper. It will be something like 2/6/10 on center where you have 3 ballusters per tread... 3 per foot. But depending on what your exact run is (riser to riser) that might shift somewhat. If the run is 11, the on center spacing will decrease by about 5/16"... so you have 3 11/16 on center instead of 4.

If you have 3 ballusters per step, one will always be centered on the step. So it might be easier if you imagine only 1 balluster per step... let's say on 11" centers (your exact run.) Divide your exact run by 3. That would be your on center spacing for the ballusters on either side of the center one.
 
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You are a-ma-zing! Thank you! That helps!
 
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