Broken stair tread


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Old 11-27-15, 02:46 PM
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Broken stair tread

I have a stair tread that is broken, width wise. Is this as simple as removing the broken one and nailing down a new one? What do I need or how do I do this? I dont want to pay someone $150 to do this for me.
 
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You don't have to pay $150. I'll do it for $149.(JK) Actually, you can remove what's there & replace it without a problem. Buy a piece of oak & cut it to size.
 
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We have no picture, no idea of it's a pine, maple, white or red oak tread, no idea how it was installed. Need that picture and more info.
 
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Old 11-27-15, 06:15 PM
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Hey EMS, are all the pieces still intact? Can it be repaired before replacement? Is it boxed with walls on both sides or open on one side with ballusters? As others have mentioned - pictures will get us all on the same page real quickly. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 11-29-15, 02:43 PM
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Here are the pics

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That looks like a particle board tread. I would pull it up and replace it. You can buy those at the box store, they are very inexpensive.

http://www.menards.com/main/staircas...70156096218821
 
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I was going to take it with me to Home Depot and have them match it and cut it for me to size.

Is this as simple as removing the broken one and nailing down a new one? What do I need or how do I do this?
 
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Old 11-29-15, 04:13 PM
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Simple? Things are rarely as simple as they seem. We can't tell you how they attached the tread, whether or not it's glued underneath, whether or not its nailed to the riser behind it (from behind). All those things could complicate matters.

Worst case scenario, the tread is completely obliterated by the time you remove it... so take measurements before you take it apart (length x width). If they glued it, there will probably be some glue residue to remove. (might need to chisel off the old glue to smooth things up). If the back of the tread was nailed to the riser, you may want to remove/replace the riser as well, nailing and glueing them together as a unit before putting both back on as a unit. And you will likely want a tube of PL400 or similar since stairs are usually glued and nailed together.
 
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Old 12-02-15, 02:04 AM
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Well I replaced it. It was nailed down. Note, neither Home Depot nor Lowes will cut any of their boards width-wise.
 
 

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