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Old 11-07-2012, 08:37 PM  
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Yeah anything will be an improvement over what I have now, maybe I'll try to find some stairs around town to walk...


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Some times you just have to live with what you get, sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
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I would make an effort to do whatever is necessary to increase the total run distance. Building stairs that are unnaturally steep and not code-compliant, will not be good, and will certainly be a drawback when you (or your heirs) need to sell the place.

Have you considered a landing part-way down, and turning the stairs 90 degrees at the landing, to increase the total run?
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