deck railing spacing formula

Deck Baluster & Spindle Spacing Calculator | by Seven Trust

To make sure your baluster spacing is up to code, follow the best practice to include three balusters for every foot of railing. This will ensure that they are placed no more than 4 inches apart, although spindles can be placed from the center point, but not to exceed a 4-inch gap, depending on the aesthetic you want to achieve.

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Deck Railing Post Spacing: Guidelines and Code Requirements

U.S. building code requires support posts for the rail structure to be no further apart than 6 feet on a deck with 4×4’ deck rail posts and no more than 8 feet apart for decks with 6×6’ deck rail posts. Posts should be no further apart than 5.5 feet on stairs.

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How to Calculate Deck Baluster Spacing | Hunker

Subtract 19.5 inches from 68.5 inches, which is the total inches between posts. You will end up with 49 inches of empty space between posts. Divide 49 inchesby 14 spaces. Note that there will always be one more space than baluster.

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Proper Deck Baluster Spacing: A Practical Guide [With Calculator]

Here’s a real-life example to better show you how to calculate deck baluster spacing yourself. Let’s say you are building a 12’ x 8’ deck, with railings on only two sides. That means you’ll need (12’+8’ =) 20’ of the railing. Since we need to know the inches, we multiply 20’ x 12” = 240”.

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How to Calculate Railing Post Spacing | Hunker

Divide the length of your railing to create sections of equal lengths between five and seven feet; the thicker your railing posts, the longer you can make the subsections. If your deck does not have an easily divisible length, use an online spacing calculator (see the link in the Resources section for an example).

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How to calculate equal stair spindle spacing & deck/porch .

How to accurately calculate baluster gaps in stair balustrades, porches and deck railings. If you haven't already done so, use the formula here to calculate how many spindles are required in your staircase first. The picture below demonstrates how in a nutshell I calculate the spindle spacing's.

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Rail Calculator - Ideas For Deck Designs

**Based on your selected baluster width (b), spacing (c) and distance between opposing post faces (a), the space between the posts and the first and last baluster has been calculated a displayed below (d).

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