Thanks for confirming my fears. I didn't think this was right. I do have photos. I measure the floor down to the first step and it measures 8 3/4 inches, the bottom step to the lower floor is 7 1/2 inches the steps in between are all about 7 1/4 inches that is measuring from the top of the tread to the top of the next tread. The contractor returned to install the spindles and hand rail only to discover that because the nosing overhang is so large the spindles will not line up with the original holes in the existing hand rail. I told them to stop working until we find the solution. I am thinking the stair treads need to be removed so the nosing overhang can be adjusted. I hope the treads will be able to be re-used after they have already been installed.
Oh, the steps have two spindles each and the one towards the back edge hits on the nosing of the step above. the blue tape on the steps has a center point marked on it transferred down from the hand rail existing holes with a laser plumb bob. there are seven steps that are open on one side that get spindles, the upper six steps have walls on each side
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