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TOPIC: Doorway to bathroom steps up about 9"

Doorway to bathroom steps up about 9" 8 years 3 months ago #43446

Orange County Calif.- A master bedroom has a stepup of about 9", so when you come out of the bathroom you need to step down. What are the requirements for this step? The doorway is about 32"

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Re: Doorway to bathroom steps up about 9" 8 years 3 months ago #43447

7.75" max

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Re: Doorway to bathroom steps up about 9" 8 years 3 months ago #43452

How deep should the tread be?

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Re: Doorway to bathroom steps up about 9" 8 years 3 months ago #43453

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Residential Code states the rise cannot be greater than 7-3/4" and the run cannot be less than 10".

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Re: Doorway to bathroom steps up about 9" 8 years 3 months ago #43466

Thanks Jim,

I have plenty of code books but none residential. Can you tell me where you found this code, chapter, section?

Mike

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Re: Doorway to bathroom steps up about 9" 8 years 2 months ago #43495

IRC 311.5.3.1

Get yourself a copy of Code Check.

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