The Risers are Falling!


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Old 03-19-23, 12:41 PM
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The Risers are Falling!

Photo Looks good in preview, but not when it's posted?
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I have a small set of stairs that connect the main portion of the house to an addition.

Recently the risers have fallen as per the photo.
There is no access to the rear of the stairs.
Any suggestions on how to place the risers where they belong?
Also, how to anchor them in place?
The treads are 2 x 12 and the risers 1 x 8 +/-.
All help appreciated.

 
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Old 03-19-23, 12:44 PM
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This link will show a better photo.

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/0...4355043/stairs
 

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Need more info.
Re the risers in a channel?
Can they be moved up easily?

If the above are true then I would move them up and hold them in place with a piece of quarter round along the bottom.
Trying to match the stair color will be difficult so I would probably just paint it black to sort of match with the tiles on the upper floor
 
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Thanks for your reply.
Yes, they are in a channel.
One moves fairly easily until there is a 1" gap left. The other won't budge.
They will likely need to be pried up. I'm thinking of something like putting screws
in the risers near each end, then using a small prybar, alternating ends to force them up.
I can't help but think there are better ways, though...
 
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Old 03-19-23, 03:25 PM
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Your posted picture is fine.

Interesting. I have similar issue with my cellar stairs.
Apparently the floor is settling.

Mine was not sandwiched between walls so was easy to fix.
Yours will not be so easy.
Unfortunately any repair you make will be temporary.
I can envision the stairs needing to be removed and rebuilt.
 
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I would do it the same as you.
Perhaps someone else will chime in with a better method.

If you cannot get them all the way back up then I would cover them with a thin veneer of some type.
I would still use the quarter round just to be sure they do not drop any further.
But perhaps the veneer will accomplish that.
 
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Worst case you could cut the risers out and install nailers and then put in new risers. The hardest part might be getting a good stain match.
 
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Wish me luck!
 
 

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