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bbxrider 06-09-2010 02:04 AM

no tread overhang on last step onto deck?
 
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is it usually ok, and code correct to not have an overhang on the last riser where you would step onto a landing or a deck? like in the attachment pic

slownsteady 06-09-2010 12:56 PM

If my nose were missing.....

kok328 06-09-2010 03:22 PM

I would have to say that this is fine as the deck surface won't short you on the required depth of the tread (11").

slownsteady 06-11-2010 02:08 PM

But seriously, what purpose does the bullnose serve? Is it a safety issue, or is it a drip edge, or what?

frozenstar 06-15-2010 09:07 PM

Well I don't think it's a big issue?

slownsteady 06-16-2010 02:36 PM

I know i started this with a joke, but i started wondering if something so common as a nose on a step is just continued out of aesthetics, or does it serve a purpose.

There are probably, buried deep in the files of some government agency, statistics on how many slip & trip accidents happen on steps with a nose as opposed to steps without one.

oldognewtrick 06-16-2010 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by slownsteady (Post 45746)
I know i started this with a joke, but i started wondering if something so common as a nose on a step is just continued out of aesthetics, or does it serve a purpose.

There are probably, buried deep in the files of some government agency, statistics on how many slip & trip accidents happen on steps with a nose as opposed to steps without one.

I can see the satellites linking up now, rows of computer banks being activated, whole buildings of government workers being called in for over time trying to answer this question. All I can say is, I've done it both ways and never had a problem either way. I'm sure there is some obscure OSHA law I've broken and will be held accountable somehow...


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