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Old 03-08-2018, 10:12 PM   #1
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March 9th, 2018: Stairway to… Upstairs



Stairways are a functional tool to get from down here to up there where the toilet and sex are.
They let you avoid swinging on a vine like Tarzan, or climbing a ladder with beer and snacks.
But they are pretty boring unless you use a little imagination, think outside the box.



One word of advice… ok, five words… DO NOT GET A PERMIT.



If you screw up and do get a permit, you must have a defibrillator handy when the inspector comes.
Trust me, you could be charged with manslaughter.
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:15 AM   #2
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Stairways are one of the most tightly regulated parts of a building, and at first glance, each of these stairways violates US building codes. EXCEPT the white one on the top and the one with the slide. I don't think there is a section of the building code that covers slides. But I wouldn't put a slide next to a massive window like that unless the window was tempered glass.

I love most of these staircases though.
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:54 AM   #3
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While most of those are esthetic delights, some are orthopedic surgeons' and tort attorneys' dreams.
The one with he guy getting ready to land on his desk gives me shivers.
Maybe someone knows more than I do about ankles, but the one with slanted steps seems like a booby trap.
And, while the staggered ones work well, don't get off on the wrong foot.
Gotta like the slide.
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Old 03-09-2018, 03:33 PM   #4
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Slanted steps? If you mean the one in the middle of the bottom group that was taken looking down from the top.
I wouldn't trust any of them except maybe top center and bottom left in the top group... and the slide doesn't look big enough for my ass.
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Old 03-09-2018, 04:10 PM   #5
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When i was very little - I lived in a house with a stair case that went nowhere. A set of wooden stairs that went up and ended in blank wall.

Dad built them.


No - I don't really know why.
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:14 PM   #6
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Maybe plans to expand later.



Or a secret door with a second family.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:21 PM   #7
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Those non-spiral staircases are all right-handed
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:13 PM   #8
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Yeah, those slanted stairs, a la M.C. Escher.
I can't figure the illusion but this helps some:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/259590366005963517/

You don't walk on the slanted part. Me, I'd stay downstairs.
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Old 03-10-2018, 06:34 PM   #9
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Yeah, that shows the design type looking down, looking up, and from the side.
Lots of stairs at that link and damn few of them legal.
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