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Hi, I'm Dave Osborne. With over 50 years experience as a journeyman carpenter, foreman and contractor in heavy construction I enjoyed working with apprentices and sharing the tricks of the trade that others shared with me. Now I get emails from Members all over the world and we include many of my answers in our Free Monthly Newsletters. Some of my answers include drawings and instructions specific to a project, but may also answer your questions. I use correct construction terminology, so you can confidently inform your building supply dealers or contractors exactly what you need.

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Story Height

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What are the measurements of one story or the total rise of a one story staircase?

Answer

The total rise for one story in a typical house is 106 3/4". This is based on 92 1/4" studs, 3 plates, 2x10 joist and 5/8" thick sub-floor. This equals 14 risers at 7 5/8" typical stair rise.

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