Graphical Construction Glossary >> stairs. >> general >> Stair Total Rise
The height of a staircase or a stairway is a simple concept. When the stair is finished it is the difference in level between the top floor and the bottom floor. This height can be anything, it does not have to be in certain increments or anything like that.
An old person may fall down a stair and get seriously injured. She later sues the owner because the top step was one inch higher than all the rest. She will win the court case, definitely. Build something that is not safe and expect to be sued.
The height has to be divided into a number of equal spaces which is trivial. The problems occur when the person measuring the height makes false assumptions. Very rarely will a simple on site measurement be correct.
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