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Step at Tub Deck


Jerry Simon
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I never indicate there should be a step.

It's just that sometimes you see 'em, and sometimes you don't...

I can imagine where having a step could actually increase the likelihood of slipping/falling/tripping.

That's what my client thought...

Must be slow for you too.............

Actually, five this week, but only twelve for the entire month so far...

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S'funny.......I've been puking on the retail SFH HI's........if I didn't have the reserve study stuff and a couple big commercial gigs, I might get depressed..........naaaaah......

I picked up a 6 building mess of a condo foreclosure, starting tomorrow. It'll make the month look a lot better.

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If in were a "regular" bath tub, you would not miss the step.

If there is a step, they usually do meet the code requirements for steps/stairs. The treads are too narrow and the riser heights are uneven and exceed 7 3/4 inches. Usually the tread is tile so when stepping out of a wet tub onto a slick tile, it only increases the likelyhood the user will fall.

No, steps not required.

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In another life I was a master tile setter. I will not install what amounts to wall tile anywhere it can be walked on. Period. That is the problem with running a step with the same tile that wraps the tub.

Tile with a higher friction coefficient is ok, like running the FLOOR tile up the step. Still, you have a step with no hand rail, risky for older users.

If there were a step of wall tile, I'd call it out as a safety issue.

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In another life I was a master tile setter. I will not install what amounts to wall tile anywhere it can be walked on. Period. That is the problem with running a step with the same tile that wraps the tub.

Tile with a higher friction coefficient is ok, like running the FLOOR tile up the step. Still, you have a step with no hand rail, risky for older users.

If there were a step of wall tile, I'd call it out as a safety issue.

If I can ask a dumb question....How do you tell the difference between wall and floor tile?

Marc

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