Handicap items

Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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Grab bars have Proper height off the floor, proper size, etc. only problem is they can’t be grasped.





Does anyowne know what type of protection is needed under sinks in a handicapped bath? I know there is some rule about protection from the supply and plumbing drains (hot water)


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Originally Posted By: jcockerel
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Kevin,


From:
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/reg3a.html

"4.19.4 Exposed Pipes and Surfaces. Hot water and drain pipes under lavatories shall be insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. There shall be no sharp or abrasive surfaces under lavatories."

Also this:

Figure 29(a) Back Wall. A 36 inches (915 mm) minimum length grab bar, mounted 33-36 inches (840-915 mm) above the finish floor, is required behind the water closet. The grab bar must extend at least 12 inches (305 mm) from the centerline of the water closet toward the side wall and at least 24 inches (610 mm) from the centerline of the water closet toward the open side.

Figure 29(b) Side Wall. A 42 inches (1065 mm) minimum length grab bar is required on the side wall, spaced a maximum of 12 inches (305 mm) from the back wall and extending a minimum of 54 inches (1370 mm) from the back wall at a height of 33-36 inches (840-915 mm). The toilet paper dispenser shall be mounted below the grab bar at a minimum height of 19 inches (485 mm). The height of the toilet seat shall be 17 to 19 inches (430 - 485 mm) above the finished floor.

Sorry, I can't seem to get the picture to show.


Originally Posted By: rlind
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Kevin,


With the location of that grab bar, is the toilet tank lid even removable??


Also, I like the wall phone near the toilet. Nice to be able to take care of two things at once!!! ![eusa_dance.gif](upload://s9dv24YwSSRLNpgOOSxL1BkwUQ9.gif)


Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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Thank you for the resource.


No, you cannot remove the lid...which makes me wonder if the grab bar was installed first or the toilet. Either way, someone should be fired for being such a moron ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif) .


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Originally Posted By: M. Hancock
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Kevin,


Another ADA issue with this installation is the flush control shall be mounted on the wide side of the toilet area. Here is the link for the wording. See 4.16.5 http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/adaag.htm#4.16


Here is a link for the proper grab bar locations. Great site with lots of figures. http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/figures/fig29.html

Here is the link for the main page http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/adaag.htm

Hope this helps!