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  1. #1
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    Question I need help with a broken stair

    My townhouse has a split foyer and one of the steps has broken off, as this staircase is compleatly built in I can't see how to repair or replace the old stair. It looks like the front round piece broke off and the rest just fell back into the craw space. The staircase has 2 stringers and they are routered to accept the stair but I don't see any way to get the tread into the space
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    Supperwomen
    Last edited by suppwomen; 08-23-2008 at 07:44 PM.
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    Default Re: I need help with a broken stair

    The treads are inserted from the back toward the front.
    They are usually glued in the routered sections along with some nails and shims.

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    Default Re: I need help with a broken stair

    I can understand what you are suggeting but what about the front rounded edge it doesn't look like it will fit when I slide it in?????
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    Supperwomen
    Last edited by suppwomen; 08-23-2008 at 08:44 PM. Reason: miss spelling
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    Default Re: I need help with a broken stair

    The rounded ends may be notched, that would help explain why the tread broke. If it is just the nose of the tread that broke off you may be able to reinstall it with glue and Miller Dowels rather than replace the whole tread.
    Jack
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    Default Re: I need help with a broken stair

    A couple pictures would be helpful.

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    Default Re: I need help with a broken stair

    A captured tread. Usually one side is deeper than the other. Remove nails, cut glue and paint bonds, and trim or cove moulding underneath tread nose. Shift tread nose to one side and the other to figure out which side is deeper, push to deeper side then remove toward you and tilting free side up. Reverse process to replace.

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