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Handrails and the top rails of stair rail systems are capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 200 pounds (890 N) applied in any downward or outward direction within 2 inches (5 cm) of any point along the top edge of the rail.

Figure D-12 -- Handrail Measurement.

Figure D-13 - Combination Handrail and Stair Rail

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