Attach wood railing to Metal stringers


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Old 11-07-16, 09:55 AM
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Attach wood railing to Metal stringers

I created a 6x6 deck off the back door. I attached metal stringers, but I have no idea on the railings.
I will be going with 4x4 posts, but doing the stair railings I was thinking of drilling two holes through the stringers to secure the post at the bottom of the stairs.

Am I going down the right rabbit hole?
 
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Old 11-07-16, 10:37 AM
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What are you calling a "stringer". Is it part of your deck or the stairs?

Often the railing support is from the porch/stair posts. That way you have good solid structure from ground, up to support the deck then continuing on to provide a firm mount for the handrail. If you have metal stair stringers I thing you would have too much twisting if you just attach posts to the side but it all depends on your stringers and how they are attached and supported.
 
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Old 11-08-16, 02:36 AM
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Welcome to the forums Laura!

Stringers are the support for the stairs. Pics would help clear up any confusion - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 11-08-16, 05:06 AM
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The posts at the bottom of the stairs get planted in the ground 2 ft. as well as being attached to the bottom end of the stair stringer.
 
 

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