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Old 02-21-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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Is there a standard for this?
I've got to install handicap bars in the shower stall and bathroom wall
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Randy,

This help?

http://www.adabathroom.com/grab_bar.html
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For horozontal grab bars, I usually find that 36" from the floor up is a good height for most but it constantly varies when your mounting vertical and on angles. Get your customer involved so you can pinpoint a comfort zone.
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For horozontal grab bars, I usually find that 36" from the floor up is a good height for most but it constantly varies when your mounting vertical and on angles. Get your customer involved so you can pinpoint a comfort zone.
Install per ADA guidelines, If there is ever a problem they will sue your arse for not complying with them.
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Install per ADA guidelines, If there is ever a problem they will sue your arse for not complying with them.
I know the guidelines and show correct locations etc... but in showers, sometimes the customer wants it a little higher or lower to suit their needs
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I think my codes official had me range them between 34” min. 38” max. 36” o.c. was our final placement from finished floor height. Backing is very important!
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I know the guidelines and show correct locations etc... but in showers, sometimes the customer wants it a little higher or lower to suit their needs
I do agree, but the ADA codes do have a range.

Just have to know your people.

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6" from the wall above the toilet 12" from the back wall
I go 35 1/2 to the top holes
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When I go through a wall and there is no way to install backing from the opposite side I use anchors made for this. they are called Wingits. The anchor in the video looked fair(2 points) but the Wingit anchor grabs 3 points

As far as the height goes we nsed to run 2x8 34'' oc in all bath areas on all non residential work. standard ADA locations

If your putting in grab bars for a homeowner you can put them pretty much anywhere you/they want.

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You should check with your local laws before you establish the height.
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ADA is not going to get into residential worksites. they are too busy with a 4ft level and my sidewalks....
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http://www.wingits.com/
I put them where the customer needs them.
A little 4'6" lady with osteo has much different needs than a 6'3" guy with bad knees.
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Is there a standard for this?
I've got to install handicap bars in the shower stall and bathroom wall

How did your project turn out? I', playing with these new lighting options from Elio and their new safety bar.




I used one amber light and one white light to see the effect this would create.

If the shower is dark these grab bars can offer up added safety.

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Hey John, Now that my mother in law is going crazy... how is the illumination of this unit in your picture. Her place needs an upgrade..
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Mike the install is as easy as pie.

You get a power supply and your electrician installs the power supply and either sets it up with a timer, switch or photo cell switch. The low voltage wire can be directly tied into the LED lights with a quick connect concealed behind the rubber gasket.

I'm almost done playing with this sample I got and then I'm shipping it off to Angus for his review.

I love them and to raise the bar some (parton the pun) I'm going to go all custom and re an re the LED light with a colour changing option or perhaps fiber optic cables.

I think the safest install would be to use the white light with a photo cell switch. Maybe a "Clapper" to turn them on...



This gasket comes off with one screw and the light kit slips out.



Amber light kit (single - they make a high output 4 light as well).



Quick Connect terminal.



The first few changes I removed the entire gasket but found it was not necessary later in the day.

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As always John. Thank you for your descriptive answers. Huge help. Keep up the mint installs. They are fantastic.

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