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Cali ADA plug and switch hieghts? #43518 10/15/04 05:46 PM
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Any of our many California gent's out there know if ADA heights have changed? ie. 18"CL and 42"CL AFF Second time recently that I have gotten plans requesting 15, and 48".


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Re: Cali ADA plug and switch hieghts? #43519 10/15/04 06:33 PM
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Mark, does California have its own ADA codes?

Roger

Re: Cali ADA plug and switch hieghts? #43520 10/15/04 07:05 PM
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Yep.... Not sure if has changed or not?


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Re: Cali ADA plug and switch hieghts? #43521 10/15/04 07:13 PM
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Well, none of the heights you give are all inclusive of true ADA codes.

For side access the minimum is 9" and the maximum is 54"

Roger

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Re: Cali ADA plug and switch hieghts? #43522 10/15/04 07:47 PM
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15" minimum and 48" maximum is what I have always seen in the specs.

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Re: Cali ADA plug and switch hieghts? #43523 10/16/04 06:40 AM
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I understand it to be as Curt says. +15, +48.

Re: Cali ADA plug and switch hieghts? #43524 10/16/04 11:53 AM
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Wow, for years, and it's not just me, several people I have worked for too, but around here we have been doing >18", and <42", as an ADA thing. Not that any of us wants to go get a book for $60+ bucks to just to find out plug and switch hieghts on a half page. And have a book that also contains how much turning radius area is needed in a toilet, and everything else too.

Anyway, thanks gents.


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Re: Cali ADA plug and switch hieghts? #43525 10/16/04 04:57 PM
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Here you go Mark,

[Linked Image from access-board.gov]

Figure 5a
High Forward Reach Limit


Forward reach range shown in profile and plan view to be 48 inches maximum and 15 inches minimum.

[Linked Image from access-board.gov]

Figure 5b
Maximum Forward Reach over an Obstruction


The maximum level forward reach over an obstruction with knee space below is 25 inches (635 mm). When the obstruction is less than 20 inches (510 mm) deep, the maximum high forward reach is 48 inches (1220 mm). When the obstruction projects 20 to 25 inches (510 mm to 635 mm), the maximum high forward reach is 44 inches (1120 mm). (4.2.5, 4.25.3).


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Figure 6(b)
High and Low - Side Reach Limits


The 30 by 48 inch wheelchair clear floor space is located a maximum 10 inches (255 mm) from the wall.


Roger



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Re: Cali ADA plug and switch hieghts? #43526 10/17/04 08:37 PM
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Once again a thanks to you, I did how-ever go on down to the library to confirm this. (As I was kicked out of the house for a bridal shower, and it's rainy day.) But from what I make of this, is that the minimum and maximum are determined by approach. So >15" to bottom of the receptical, and <48" to top of the switch would seem be the way to go, as something like this could easily be over-enforced. Better safe than sorry, or conservitive rather than costly.


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Re: Cali ADA plug and switch hieghts? #43527 10/27/04 07:05 PM
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Roger, Seems you have the book, and..... Dare I say it could I get one more from ya? Please. Side reach over obstical, like a kitchen counter.

I would really appreciate it.

Thank you in advance.


Mark Heller
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