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Re: code load for stairs?

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In a message dated 3/9/99 3:56:50 PM Pacific Standard Time,
smthengr(--nospam--at) writes:

<< Can anyone tell me if they feel that the 100psf code live load is intended
 for interior private stairs of a residential unit with an occupant load less
 than 10? (Not public stairs or fire escapes, but possibly a required means
 of egress for within that unit.)
 Does not seem like a bad idea, but I was just curious what the intent of the
 code is.

We typically use 40 psf in this case.

Bruce Resnick, SE
Parker Resnick Str. Eng.