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Old 11-14-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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Hi, I am trying to find out the correct building code requirements in New York for a railing on outside stairs. I only have 3 risers and it's 24" from ground to landing. Do I need a railing?
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: long island , ny
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Hi, I am trying to find out the correct building code requirements in New York for a railing on outside stairs. I only have 3 risers and it's 24" from ground to landing. Do I need a railing?
On long Island you would ..no more than 3'' space in between spindles and 3' high and be able to withstand 30 lbs of pressure on the push outward...But Nyc is a different animal???IDK
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:34 PM
 
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is this a 1-2 family or multiple dwelling? where do the three stairs lead to? an egress door?
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:17 AM
 
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Thanks for the info., I'll keep looking.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:22 AM
 
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It's a one family dwelling and the stairs are in the back on the house leading to the patio/driveway.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:01 PM
 
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It's a one family dwelling and the stairs are in the back on the house leading to the patio/driveway.
i'm pretty sure since its a one family, it wont be a big deal. usually the requirements for handrails are limited to multiple dwellings with the purpose of moving amounts of people through the egress, so certain requirements are set for handrails and staircases. but the rules are laxed for 1 and 2 family homes so i dont think it would be a problem. if the buildings department does have a problem with it, your architect should be able to get a written reconsideration to permit you to have the staircase.
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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WHAT IS THE BUILDING CODE FOR 1 / 2 FAMILY DWELLING IN STATEN ISLAND, NY 10308 - HOMES BUILDING IN 1960 1 SMALL STEP LEADING TO HOUSE -- INSURANCE COMPANY IS CANCELLING POLICY FOR ----FRONT STEPS LACK HANDRAILS, FRONT STEP LANDING LANDINGS LACKS A RAILING AROUND
ENTIRE PARAMETER
THERE IS ON 1 SMALL STEP....NO OTHER STEPS TO GET INTO HOUSE AND NO SPACE TO ADD HANDRAIL
I NEED TO KNOW THE LEGAL NUMBER OF STEPS REQUIRED TO ADD HANDRAILING....I JUST PURCHASED
THIS HOUSE 1 MONTH AGO AND I AM HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANY
THANK YOU,

THERESA SALUBRO
E-MAIL: [email]theresas@phoenixbisa.com[/email]
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:31 PM
 
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Unfortunately Theresa, regardless of what the code says the insurance company is within it's right to request the hand rail.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:11 PM
 
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[SIZE=2][SIZE=2][LEFT]The height of handrails above the nosing of treads shall be not more than thirty-four inches nor less[/LEFT]
than thirty inches. says in building code 27-375 (f)
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