Spiral staircase removal and replacement

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Old 01-05-19, 09:41 AM
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Spiral staircase removal and replacement

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Looking for ideas on replacing a spiral staircase. Would like to use current opening and make it larger if necessary. I'm thinking a straight run or mid-level landing with 90 or 180 degree turn. Due to location options seem limited. The ceiling beams in the second photo are supporting a sunken 2nd level room. See attached photos.

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Old 01-05-19, 11:18 AM
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The first step is to measure and figure out what stair layout will fit. I'm not seeing anything easy but you need to measure to see what will work. Then you need to find what direction the floor joists run which will determine what beams or headers will be needed.

I'm thinking this would be a good time to consider a major remodel as I think changing the stair is going to be rather involved. Removing or relocating the glass door would help by allowing you to run the stair towards the door, have a small landing with a 90 degree turn then a couple more steps along the wall to get the rest of the way down.
 
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Originally Posted by Pilot Dane View Post
The first step is to measure and figure out what stair layout will fit. I'm not seeing anything easy but you need to measure to see what will work. Then you need to find what direction the floor joists run which will determine what beams or headers will be needed.

I'm thinking this would be a good time to consider a major remodel as I think changing the stair is going to be rather involved. Removing or relocating the glass door would help by allowing you to run the stair towards the door, have a small landing with a 90 degree turn then a couple more steps along the wall to get the rest of the way down.
Thanks for the response. After looking at it again, I think the best option is to have the stairs end below the light switch visible on the wall in the second photo, remove the outside door and enclose that space under the stairs for storage. The joists run perpendicular to the outside wall so essentially it's a matter of moving the header back about 4 feet after reinforcing the joists behind the header.
 
 

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