Toilet paper dispensers must be accessible from the water cabinet. They may be under or above (but not behind) grab bars, although it is important that non-recessed distributors be outside the minimum distance of 12 inches above the bar, but do not exceed the maximum height of 48 inches (measured at the outlet) of the distributor. Distributors must allow a continuous flow of paper and cannot control delivery. Recessed hand controls, including push buttons, shall be capable of being operated from a point between the centre line and the open side of the luminaire. Part of the controller may be out of reach if it is usable without having to go beyond the center line of the open side of the water cupboard. No support other than the toilet may be accommodated in the minimum space required for the compartment. If a toilet or other sanitary device is located in a compartment, the compartment shall meet the requirements for a toilet, including the turntable. Another compliant toilet is required outside the compartment. 5Group toilets that are 24 linear sinks (610 mm) or 18 inches (457 mm) of a round sink, if equipped with water outlets for that room, are considered equivalent to a toilet. This guide contains certain provisions of the International Building Code (IBC) and ICC A117.1 standards for accessible and usable buildings and facilities that are not included in the ABA standards. For example, A117.1, which contains technical regulations and is referenced by IBC, requires a vertical handrail on water toilets.
Not all differences between ABA and IBC and A117.1 editions are listed in this guide. Yes. However, the toilet compartment must meet the requirements of washrooms, including the turntable (§ 604.8). A second unobstructed toilet must be available outside the compartment (§F213.3.4). Recommendation: Built-in toilet paper dispensers provide better access by keeping space free in the water cabinet. Large roller dispensers can clog space on toilets and can be difficult to reach due to their width and required placement from the water cupboard to the centre line of the dispenser. In the case of conversion of existing toilets, the standards apply according to the extent of the planned work. If a one-storey washroom is altered, the standards apply only to that room; If all washrooms on one floor are modified, the standards will apply to any washroom that conforms to the new buildings. The scope of work also determines the technical requirements that apply. If some, but not all, elements of a washroom are modified, only the modified elements must meet the requirements. If a room or room is completely modified (or rebuilt as part of a change), the entire room or space must be compliant.
3. Burial under 18 inches requires two layers of 2 inch rigid foam with self-regulating heating cable with waterproof sheath like Raychem 6 watts/ft. Winterguard Wet or equivalent. It is also necessary that two inches of litter material be placed between the rigid foam and the thermally wired pipe. Sections 426 and 427 of the 2008 edition of the National Electrical Code require that the self-regulating heating cable be protected against grounding defects on each branch of heating cable. The standards do not require that both handles of the water cabinet be at the same height, although this is advisable. (Horizontal grab bars in the shower must be at the same height.) Specifications based on children`s dimensions can be followed if toilets and toilet compartments are primarily intended for children aged 12 and under. These provisions, structured as exceptions, are optional and constitute an alternative to the adult dimensions. According to the standards, the decision to design a children`s washroom is left to other building requirements or regulations, best practices, customer preferences or other factors. If a toilet room or compartment is designed for children, all relevant alternative specifications for toilets, compartments, grab bars and dispensers must be applied.
The compartment doors should be offset from the water cabinet in the front or side bulkhead so that there is space for access to the compartment. The doors can be hinged on the left or right side of the opening. Recommendation: The standards provide advisory advice (not mandatory) on the height and axis of the water cabinet, as well as the height of grab bars and toilet paper dispensers by three age groups (top).