I made a miss step and made rolled down the stairs. Physically nothing
happens to me except a couple of mild bruises.
The stairs makes a right angle turn with the lower section open to the
foyer. I took out two spindles at the bottom on the lower stairs.
In the fall I also pulled the rail on the outside of the landing (The
stairs not mine) away from the wall. So now I have to fix it.
I believe the correct installation is to attach this upper rail to the
wall with a 2X4 at the are of attachment, or at least a cross 2x4
between the studs.
This is a 5 year old home and instead of this up rail properly attached
it is attached to the dry wall, with toggle bolts. Where the oak rail
meets the wall There is about a 6" diameter oak pad.dd
My question: Rather that take out the dry wall and place the cross 2X4
and then properly attach the rail to it, would I get similar results by
gluing the pad to the wall. (The original attachment screws are still in
place just pulled from the wall.) I was think on using some thing Like
Is this a good idea, or can some one suggest a solution with out tearing
into the wall