Question of the Week-starting 5/24/15

What is the 2012 IRC code maximum guard spacing for deck stair (tread) sides with a total rise of 30” or more in height and what is the maximum distance between stair posts??

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4" and 8’


34" to 38"

Psst, read the question again…:slight_smile:

There is no maximum spaces for them, cant find any. If i a alliwed to anser again.

4 3/8 inches, and do you mean nuel-post?

4" and 6’

Yes, you can answer again. :slight_smile:

It is simply called a post in the afore mentioned code, that I see.

Maximum distance between post is 72" on center.

4 3/8 inches then 72 inches

Guard spacing less than 4" and post maximum of 72"

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Does anyone have any insight why they decided to allow the extra 3/8"?