What are the different opinions of heights (in American or metric units) that requires a railing for the side of a porch?

  • Welcome to the site! As this is for you a practical question, please CYLOR rather than relying in practice on answers here. – msh210 Aug 5 '11 at 5:59
  • Thanks! Will do. Sort of lost in the proper decorum of a SE site. But in any case, how about the first two questions? – Shmuel Aug 5 '11 at 6:01
  • I've edited the question so that it doesn't look like a request for personal halachic advice. It seems clear that there are two questions here and that it might make sense to split them into two separate posts. – Isaac Moses Aug 5 '11 at 6:27
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    Split. judaism.stackexchange.com/q/9307/799. – Shmuel Aug 5 '11 at 6:40


A ma'akeh is required at the edge of any floor that people walk on, if the floor is more than ten t'fachim (40 inches) above the ground or above the next floor.

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