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Hi I am trying to build a stair case going down to the basement but the head clearance is to low do to the basement ceiling . Is there any advice you can give me to slope or angle the stair ceiling to allow proper head clearance?

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11 minutes ago, handyman25 said:

Hi I am trying to build a stair case going down to the basement but the head clearance is to low do to the basement ceiling . Is there any advice you can give me to slope or angle the stair ceiling to allow proper head clearance?

would be best to post a plan. otherwise, it's just conjecture.

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Is there a specific Chief Architect modeling question, or are you just looking for general construction advice?  

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You will have to post the plan. An "L" shaped stair will not work with the dimensions you show. Would probably have to be a straight stair. But without a plan it's all guess work as Stephen said.

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We will sometimes angle that first 2x10 to steal a couple of inches for head clearance but what you posted looks like a complete redesign is necessary. 
 

That’s why guys are asking for you to post the plan.  I recommend you post the plan as well, guys on this forum will really help and you might learn something. 

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Here's how I do it in a tight spot but your lower level doesn't even meet code minimum 7' ceiling.

 

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Since the ceiling height of your "Basement" is too low to qualify as a "Habitable Room" you could consider either a "Spiral Stair" or a "Ships Ladder" for access.  Either of these might prove sufficient.

 

Note that the "Basement" could only be used as storage or utility space.  Consequently it doesn't have to have a code legal stairway for egress.

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