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michel melon
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June 20, 2022 - 6:21 am
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Hi Duayne,

 

Square and rectangular are always available. Round is only available on vertical elements but I will mention this to our developers together with the penetration option which only relates to horizontal tube rails

 

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Michel 

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Got it. , something I would like to see in future releases : 

#1. Make it so horizontal spindles have the option to be square or round. 
#2. Allow an option for it’s penetration into the post. 

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Hi Duayne,

 

The size you see on the cutting list is the diagonal measurement between the 2 ends which creates the difference because the width of the handrail is bigger than the width of the horizontal spindle. The actual side length is equal

 

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i would like to know why the #3 handrail on the right is 84 1/8" on the above project  but the horizontal spindles directly under it are only 82 3/4"

 it doesn't make sense to me .

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Hi Duayne,

 

Ok, What I would do as in the below picture. I would double the penetration (3/4") in the newels 3, 11 and 8 and also in the left stringboards 3 and 4. (red rectangle). Production-wise I would leave all penetrations to 3/8" but double the penetration value in the above-mentioned parts. That leaves you with a 3/8" expansion gap in the back of the landing.

 

On left stringboards 2 and 5, I would fix the landing with screws but you have to predrill the hole for the screw with a bigger diameter than the screw shaft to allow lateral movement. (arrows in the picture). On the front side of the landing, I would fix the landing firmly so that the retraction and expansion will be lead to the back where you have the extended penetration. 

In the grain direction, you can leave a little extra moving space but this will be very reduced as the main correction will happen perpendicular to the grain.

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As you noticed I moved right handrail nr2, newel 5 and 6 about 3/8" to get rid of that piece of step in the back of the newel as this will be negatively impacted

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no  it is the middle landing step  , it is 72" x 38" by 1 5/8" , it is going to expand and shrink with the change in seasons , 

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Hi Duayne,

Sorry for the delay on this.

It is about the top landing. How is this supported? Is it on a concrete base? The expansion and contractions will be mainly perpendicular to the grain and in a very reduced way in the grain direction. 

Is it visible from below? I am trying to picture the finished situation. If not visible from below you can use a plywood base and make separated floor elements on top.

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i have a stairway to do that has a large landing on a switch back set of stairs , my question is , should i allow extra in the mortise for expansion and contraction , since we live near the ocean i do expect the the landing will expand and contract with the seasons , what percautions should i take ? 

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