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User comment in articleEdit

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"I added the words "[minimum?]" and "[maximum?]" above because they seemed to be inadvertently omitted, though I'm not certain if that is what the original author intended. If anyone knows, please fix this and delete this comment. Thanks. -- DBooth 05:37, 3 October 2006 (UTC)"[]

Khatru2 05:13, 17 October 2006 (UTC)[]


This article doesn't make a lot of sense and seems to include some OR about the origin of the word 'banister'. I suggest that the etymology and extreme sports sections be removed and the remainder merged with Baluster. Pburka 22:06, 17 June 2007 (UTC)[]


I have removed this from the article " The term has now come to refer to the balustrade, or the whole baluster balustrade assembly." Because it is misleading - the top, or coping, of a balustrade is broader than a handrail and as a consequence cannot be grasped by the hand and used to assist in climbing stairs, where as a handrail can. A balustrade is more an ornamental safety barrier. Giano 15:52, 26 June 2007 (UTC)[]

Can someone delete the photo?Edit

The photo shown in this article is not code compliant. US -- and most European codes -- require that there be no opening in a guard that would permit the passage of a 4" (100mm) sphere. The baluster spacing in this photo is not consistent and seems to be in violation of this safety requirement. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tonyleto (talkcontribs) 13:38, August 25, 2007 (UTC)

Photo shows a handrail so might be worth leaving until another is found. Article is on handrails, not code-compliant handrails. Thoughts? --mgaved (talk) 21:30, 9 January 2009 (UTC)[]


Did not expect to see this as a website. Koonboi (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 05:47, 16 July 2008 (UTC)[]

IBC Type-II H.R. Min RadiusEdit

FYI: The IBC Type-II handrail has the following requirement: "Edges shall have a minimum radius of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm)" "Rmin = 0.01 inch" is absurd. I've tried to have it changed; however, the last time I checked it still is in the IBC. HalFonts (talk) 02:16, 5 March 2011 (UTC)[]

Handrail = Banister?Edit

The entry for baluster calls handrails and banisters the same thing. Yet, I don't see the mention of the word in this entry. Are they the same thing? -- (talk) 20:51, 16 August 2012 (UTC)[]

Where does it say that they are the same thing? The only relevant sentence I can find is "The word banister is also often used erroneously to refer to the handrail of a stairway". In other words: According to baluster, they are not the same thing, but some people incorrectly say "banister" when they actually mean "handrail". --Tobias K. (talk) 19:44, 18 August 2012 (UTC)[]
Return to "Handrail" page.