no tread overhang on last step onto deck?

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  1. Jun 9, 2010 #1

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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

    top stair no overhang.png
     
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    If my nose were missing.....
     
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    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").
     
  4. Jun 11, 2010 #4

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    But seriously, what purpose does the bullnose serve? Is it a safety issue, or is it a drip edge, or what?
     
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    Well I don't think it's a big issue?
     
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    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.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2010 #7

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    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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