Don't quote me on this but: I think ADA requires 54 inches AFF or lower for switches and 12 inches AFF or higher for recepts. I don't like going lower than 48" for the switches as these people will most likely not be the only people to live there, now or future. The intent of the ADA is to allow people in chairs to reach switches, and they assume a reasonable amount of mobility. As a side note: I have been in some houses built in the 70's, I think, that have the switches, and door knobs at about 36" AFF, looks real funny. My X was 4'9" tall and she thought so too. Good luck!!
Re: House for diabled#21925 02/12/0307:52 PM02/12/0307:52 PM
I have no idea. First page of the document cites a Fair Housing Act CFR - Federal. Looks like it might be mandatory for multifamily in some cases. I'll have to read and learn... try to learn something new every day...
Re: House for diabled#21927 02/12/0309:21 PM02/12/0309:21 PM
as far the ada requrements : switches 1.1 meter aff (43 inches) repepctales useally 40 cm off but can go high as 1/2 meter aff depend on ajh. myself i deal with alot of deaf clinets too somehow i add one more item is flashing strobe light for smoke alarm and door bell system too but for other stuff i deal case by case with building inspecter with me with fine comb i belive there are some fine prints in nec but iam not sure yet . merci marc
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Re: House for diabled#21931 02/13/0303:31 AM02/13/0303:31 AM
This is like the "Norm" for Cal ADA (dictated in CBC Title 24, part 2).
In ADA Restrooms, the 'reachability" situation might at times place an outlet (GFCI) located at the wash basin to a maximum of + 38" A.F.F. to center, or + 40" A.F.F. to top of outlet.
Take a leisurely browse through the Fed's ADA website, which should have plenty O' .pdf documents regarding ADA stuff for downloading / printing / viewing / whatever else can be done with an Adobe Portable Document Format type Deal-ee' O'-Bobber!
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