can you replace staircase strings?

  jay.p 19:01 21 Oct 08
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Does anyone know if you can just replace the staircase strings without replacing the staircase, the strings are rotten but the stairs are all ok. i would imagine it is quite complicated, just wondered if it is possible.

  oresome 19:28 21 Oct 08

I'll be the first to stick my neck out!

What are staircase strings?

I've heard of treads and risers, but not strings.

  peter99co 19:31 21 Oct 08
  John B 19:33 21 Oct 08
  oresome 19:44 21 Oct 08

Now I know what they are, I'll offer an opinion!

Anything is possible, but the cheapest solution will surely be a factory manufactured complete staircase.

  namtas 19:49 21 Oct 08

jay.p

It sounds as if it is more than a weekends work

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  bobbybluenose 20:02 21 Oct 08

do you mean spindles ,if so yes you can change the spindles on your staircase.

  bobbybluenose 20:08 21 Oct 08

or do you mean stringers .stringers are the foot steps. on top of the risers does your staircase have winders ?.

  amonra 20:11 21 Oct 08

I agree with oresome, it would be more advisable to order a ready built staircase and make it one big job and finish. Once you start trying to cut out old timbers, other bits move, the other joints start to creak......... Sorry, Been there, done it !

  bobbybluenose 20:15 21 Oct 08

yes i have also got that t shirt,

  peter99co 20:27 21 Oct 08

.stringers are the foot steps.
They are called treads!

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