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  1. spiral stairsstairs which have no wall on one or both sides

          

  2. 8 1/4"maximum riser height for most residential buildings

          

  3. open stairused where little space is available

          

  4. balustervertical members that support the handrail

          

  5. stringerpie shaped tread used to conserve space in stair design

          

  6. landingthe rounded projection of the tread that extends past the riser

          

  7. total runvertical distance from the top to the bottom of the stair

          

  8. winderthe vertical backing between each tread

          

  9. treadthe main post between handrails at top and bottom of stairs

          

  10. 1T + 1R = 17"-18"maximum riser height for most residential buildings

          

  11. total risevertical distance from the top to the bottom of the stair

          

  12. riserpie shaped tread used to conserve space in stair design

          

  13. newelthe vertical backing between each tread

          

  14. enclosed stairstairs which have no wall on one or both sides

          

  15. nosingthe rounded projection of the tread that extends past the riser

          

  16. headrooma railing to hold onto when you walk up the stairs

          

  17. handrailvertical distance measured from the stair nosing to the wall or floor above the stair, usually 6'8" by code

          

  18. stairwellthe sturctural support for the tread