THE 2009 IRC States:
R318.104.22.168 Continuity. Handrails for stairways shall be
continuous for the full length of the flight, from a point
directly above the top riser of the flight to a point directly
above the lowest riser of the flight. Handrail ends shall be
returned or shall terminate in newel posts or safety terminals.
Handrails adjacent to a wall shall have a space of not
less than 11/2 inch (38 mm) between the wall and the
1. Handrails shall be permitted to be interrupted
by a newel post at the turn.
The question I have, is what is meant by "at the turn".???
Does this explicily refer to landings??
what would you think about a situaiton as pictured. assume that the handrail is legal for height, graspibilty, and that stairs are all legal.
The location of the newell post is definately not a "landing".
does it qualify as a turn??