Within stairwells, how are standpipes addressed in regards to cane detection with ABA/ADA rules? Are there any special cane-detection requirements (anything special to allow a visually-impaired person to detect a vertical standpipe)?
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See ADA section 307.7, regarding "Protrusion Limits". "Cane sweep zone" is defined as 0" to 27" above the finished floor; an object within this zone can protrude from the wall any amount, as it can easily be detected with a cane. A standpipe in a stairwell falls within this category, as it extends from the floor to the ceiling, so you don't need to do anything special to meet ADA requirements. In the case of the bottom most standpipe hose valve, you just need to make sure that the bottom of your standpipe extends down below the valve to, or below, 27" above finished floor so that it is within the cane sweep zone.
1/23/2020 07:42:42 am
your first floor standpipe (without a basement) may not extend from floor to ceiling.
1/22/2020 04:27:00 pm
Check out the link below to get a visual detail of the ADA requirement
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