Stair handrail improvement.

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Old 08-19-15, 02:51 PM
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Stair handrail improvement.

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I have these very dated stairs and planning on replacing the risers. House was built in '89 in California. So researching showed code isn't up to date. Spacing is too wide. Besides spacing of the railings being too large is the mounting still viable? Was thinking of replacing with iron balusters and welding myself possibly using existing hardware and handrails. Sorry, i'm only a teen and part of the phrasing or what i can or cannot do is a little confusing to me. So could this work? Or is there a better way to do this? Thanks! Any questions please ask.

websites i was using:

https://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/3214.html

https://www.modestogov.com/forms/pdf...air-detail.pdf

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Old 08-19-15, 02:56 PM
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Welcome to the forums Juan!

Not sure I understand the question For the most part your stairs should be grandfathered in but any changes have to be made to current code. If you rebuild just the handrail, it would have to meet code but the treads/risers could stay the same.
 
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Old 08-19-15, 03:05 PM
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Thanks! and sorry for the confusion! What i want to do is replace the railings (and the bottom connection bar? dont know what its called) with iron balusters and reuse the handrails and mounting brackets. ill worry about the treads later.
 

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Old 08-19-15, 03:19 PM
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On a wooden stair rail the bottom post is called a newel post, I don't know if the name changes when it's steel. The riser isn't part of the handrail it is the part between the treads, are you wanting to change it from carpet to wood?
 
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Old 08-19-15, 03:38 PM
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sorry meant to say the rail/beams and not the newel post but whats circled in the picture Attachment 54855
 
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Old 08-19-15, 03:47 PM
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I don't know the name of that part I mostly just paint them [not build them] but the carpenters should be along later with more/better info for you.
 
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Old 08-19-15, 03:50 PM
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Alright, Thanks for the help though!
 
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