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Old 02-27-17, 02:28 AM
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Hardwood stairs

So I am replacing some older carpet and over the holidays I installed 3 rooms worth of 3/4" flooring and this summer the great room will be resolved.

That leaves the upstairs bedrooms, upstairs hallway, and the 2 stair cases.

My question relates to the stair cases.

You can see in the pictures, one has the drywall over the stringers (w/molding) so this one would be relatively simple but the second on has the drywall on top of the stringers (w/carpet & molding).

How would the sides for the second be finished?

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Old 02-27-17, 02:56 AM
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Once you remove the treads/risers it shouldn't be a big deal to install a skirt board.
 
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Old 02-27-17, 03:02 AM
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I agree. If the stringers were installed properly, there should be a 1" gap between them and the framing, which should allow you to install a skirtboard, the shortened treads and risers.
 
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Old 02-27-17, 08:47 AM
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Ok, let me define a little more.

The first photo is the stairs to the second floor, the stringer is behind the drywall and I installed the base to give a little definition. I agree the trim could be pulled off, stairs installed and skirt board.

Second photo is to the basement and the one I am concerned with. The stringer is inside of the wall and the carpet in the picture is on the stringer. If I built a skirt board here it would be inside the drywall by 2". So maybe I would just install a trim on the top of the stringer and skirt board?
 
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Now you have me confused the stringer is under the treads, perhaps the carpet is on a skirt board ??
 
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Old 02-28-17, 01:45 AM
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This will help. This is the basement steps, the stringer is solid and drywall sits on top. Picture is from the back side, again the carpet is attached to the stringer on the front.

New side skirt would sit inside of existing stringer and will need a piece of trim across the top.

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Upstairs is understood, other post currently explains that set up.
 
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What are your treads sitting on? What do the risers attach to? Are they just fastened into the skirt framing from the side? I've not seen that to be a good method of building a staircase.
 
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Is the backside of the basement stairs open? If so, can you post a picture? If not can you pull the carpet away from the tread and stringer so the installation method is visible?
 
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Single notched stringer each side.

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I'd consider removing the treads, risers and stringers and rebuilding the stairs correctly with 3 stringers.
 
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Old 03-01-17, 11:54 AM
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That isn't going to happen, not with the recent finished basement attached to one side.

I have no idea why this staircase was built this way compared to the other 2 in the house but it's solid so nothing of concern.

I have been reading up on the steps needed and have a basic plan so will update next winter when I get this started.
 
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