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Posted by Scott on November 25th, 2002 04:48 PM
In reply to Adding a stair case. by Brad on November 24th, 2002 05:00 PM [Go to top of thread]

Are you planing on a straight stair?If so you will need an opening of at least 10',and at least that much floor space in the room where the stairs will be.This will of course depend on the rise you use and the width of your treads as dictated by the codes in your area.
I would not build the stair less than 3' wide.
What size joist are there that will become your new floor?I would use no less than 2X10.
If you don't have that much room for a straight stair,winders or a platform may be an option.Luck

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