Recent Topics
First wax after paint job
by Audios - 10/18/19 02:31 PM
Fuel Mileage - Quick vs. Steady Acceleration
by onespiritbrain - 10/18/19 02:16 PM
Alternator, Battery Problem ?
by MasterSolenoid - 10/18/19 12:50 PM
Vaccum Oil Extractor
by ad244 - 10/18/19 11:50 AM
Mercedes C240 Engine Temperature
by NICAT - 10/18/19 11:20 AM
oil pressure went to 0 on the cummins
by motor_oil_madman - 10/18/19 11:01 AM
Renault at the edge of the abyss.
by PimTac - 10/18/19 10:39 AM
Power Washing
by buster - 10/18/19 10:02 AM
Contaminated fuel from fuel stations
by bonjo - 10/18/19 09:54 AM
TBN graph - is this a good way to look at OCI?
by TiGeo - 10/18/19 08:49 AM
$4 get peppercorns and a free grinder
by JLawrence08648 - 10/18/19 08:18 AM
Poll: Where do you purchase motor oil ?
by kstanf150 - 10/18/19 07:28 AM
Advantage of ethanol free fuel?
by mrdctaylor - 10/18/19 07:17 AM
2004 Cummins 480 CE Marine Engines
by jmichels - 10/18/19 06:29 AM
Deleted vs Non-Deleted UOA
by oakaro68 - 10/18/19 05:30 AM
3.2 V6 Cayenne oil help
by Abax25 - 10/18/19 04:16 AM
Can cops sit in the median with no lights on at night time?
by motor_oil_madman - 10/18/19 12:24 AM
Newest Members
Tequila009, JCunningham, TomStackhouse, Drinksprite, jmichels
69595 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
105 registered members (alarmguy, 2015_PSD, 4WD, andreigbs, 2004tdigls, 28oz, 11 invisible), 2,296 guests, and 27 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics296,143
Posts5,092,179
Members69,595
Most Online3,532
Jul 30th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
How copy an existing stair stringer?? #4785736 06/13/18 10:28 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,300
E
edwardh1 Offline OP
OP Offline
E
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,300
Outside wooden steps from a small porch, front door down to ground , 5 steps, last step is just about down on the ground level.
last foot that sits in/ on the cement pad that is in the soil has fair amount of rot. 34 years young.
I want to make a copy of the stringer and sister (with nails or bolts) it (or now that I think of it, sister the bottom half. none of it is visible.

whats the best material to get a fair pattern match? I dont know if I can do the rise and run thing with a framing square but maybe I can, on a 2x12.
I made a poster paper copy thats fair, whats next up fpr pattern material cardboard? I need a good pattern as quality 2x12 treated is expensive

Last edited by edwardh1; 06/13/18 10:30 AM.

These products are all new every year?? They are a revolution!!! Razor blades, mens shirts, TVs, wiper blades, gutter guards, hearing aids... according to the ads. But also all new last year
Re: How copy an existing stair stringer?? [Re: edwardh1] #4785799 06/13/18 11:37 AM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 10,995
PimTac Offline
Offline
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 10,995
I saw it done once using a roll of butcher paper. They traced the pattern and used thumb tacks to secure the paper. Tape would work as well but you need two stringers. Trace off of the same pattern.


2017 Mazda CX5
Havoline Pro DS 0w20
Roki OEM filter.
Re: How copy an existing stair stringer?? [Re: edwardh1] #4785815 06/13/18 11:50 AM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 13,664
A
ARCOgraphite Offline
Offline
A
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 13,664
I laid the old one on the new board.


2019 VW Jetta S 6MT OCI#1 5885mi-Castrol Edge Prof? VW508+VW Service Filter; '17 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#7 52665mi-Castrol GTX Magnatec 5W20 + SOA Filter
Re: How copy an existing stair stringer?? [Re: edwardh1] #4785826 06/13/18 12:05 PM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 3,206
M
maxdustington Offline
Offline
M
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 3,206
You plan to just slap a second stringer to reinforce the first one? You are going to have to change the joist hanger anyway, so if you could pull the old one out and copy it that would be best. However, you may as well just replace it at that point.

I am not sure that you could get a good pattern while it was in place and if you are going to cut a stringer why not just cut a new stringer and do the job correctly?


97 GMC RCLB K2500LD L30/4L60
Re: How copy an existing stair stringer?? [Re: edwardh1] #4785854 06/13/18 12:37 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 10,995
PimTac Offline
Offline
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 10,995
I misread the original post. You say you want to sister the new stringer onto the old?

I would not do this. Get rid of the old and go with new stringers. Also, take care of the ground exposure at the bottom.


2017 Mazda CX5
Havoline Pro DS 0w20
Roki OEM filter.
Re: How copy an existing stair stringer?? [Re: edwardh1] #4785900 06/13/18 01:19 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 927
A
AandPDan Offline
Offline
A
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 927

Re: How copy an existing stair stringer?? [Re: ARCOgraphite] #4785916 06/13/18 01:38 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,300
E
edwardh1 Offline OP
OP Offline
E
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,300
Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
I laid the old one on the new board.


OLD one is still in place


These products are all new every year?? They are a revolution!!! Razor blades, mens shirts, TVs, wiper blades, gutter guards, hearing aids... according to the ads. But also all new last year
Re: How copy an existing stair stringer?? [Re: edwardh1] #4786170 06/13/18 07:32 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 10,504
S
spasm3 Offline
Offline
S
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 10,504
https://www.homedepot.com/p/5-Step-Groun..._-301040023-_-N


You could buy all three , or buy one and copy it onto pressure treated lumber.


13 elantra 78k 5w30 synpwr
03 chevy avalanche 83k synpwr 5w30
17 mazda cx-5 12300 miles m1 0w30
Re: How copy an existing stair stringer?? [Re: edwardh1] #4786268 06/13/18 09:43 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 7,348
W
Wolf359 Online Content
Online Content
W
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 7,348
Get the book and do your own. Uneven steps are a trip hazard. Normally you're supposed to measure them out so that the rise for all the steps are uniform. You don't really get that with pre-made stringers as the top or bottom may be too high/low. And yes, you should use joist hangers, that's usually code in most places.

https://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Stair-Stringer-Layout-Methods-ebook/dp/B007URAYO8

Oh and as for trip hazards, I know one landlord that lost a case when a tenant fell on the steps. Said it cost him 60k, 30k for the tenant and 30k for the lawyer. Automatic loss for him as he had uneven steps. Code here is that you're not supposed to have more than 3/8 inch variation in step height. If you measure the whole distance and divide it out, they should all be uniform in height. There's a reason why if you go to a commercial/government building, every step you encounter will be uniform in height. (if not, trip and sue... laugh )

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™