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Water Closerts

4.16 Water Closets.

4.16.1 General. Accessible water closets shall comply with 4.16.

4.16.2 Clear Floor Space. Clear floor space for water closets not in stalls shall comply.  Clear floor space may be arranged to allow either a left-handed or right-handed approach.

Clear Floor Space at Water Closets

Clear Floor Space at Water Closets

Clear Floor Space at Water Closets.

For a side or forward approach, the water closet must be located along the back wall and the centerline of the water closet must be 18 inches (455 mm) from the side wall with the side grab bar.

For a forward approach/transfer, when a lavatory is installed beside the water closet, there must be a clear floor space at the water closet that is a minimum 48 inches (1220 mm) in width (parallel to the back wall) and a minimum of 66 inches (1675 mm) in length. An accessible lavatory may overlap the clear floor space at the back wall as long as a minimum 18 inches (455 mm) clearance is maintained between the centerline of the water closet and the nearest edge of the lavatory. Grab bars are provided on the side and back wall (see figure here-under).

For a side approach/transfer, when a lavatory is installed beside the water closet, there must be a clear floor space at the water closet that is a minimum of 48 inches (1220 mm) in width (parallel to the back wall) and a minimum of 56 inches (1420 mm) in length. An accessible lavatory may overlap the clear floor space at the back wall as along as a minimum 18 inches (455 mm) clearance is maintained between the centerline of the water closet and the nearest edge of the lavatory. Grab bars are provided on the side and back wall (see figure here-under).

For a forward and side approach or for a lateral transfer, there must be a clear floor space at the water closet that is a minimum of 60 inches (1525 mm) in width (parallel to the back wall) and a minimum of 56 inches (1420 mm) in length. There must be a clear floor space of 42 inches (1066 mm) minimum from the centerline of the water closet to the nearest obstruction/wall. A lavatory may not overlap this clear space. Grab bars are provided on the side and back wall (see figure here-under).

4.16.3* Height. The height of water closets shall be 17 in to 19 in (430 mm to 485 mm), measured to the top of the toilet seat. Seats shall not be sprung to return to a lifted position.

Side Wall

Side Wall

Side Wall. A 42 inches (1065 mm) minimum length grab bar is required on the side wall, spaced a maximum of 12 inches (305 mm) from the back wall and extending a minimum of 54 inches (1370 mm) from the back wall at a height of 33-36 inches (840-915 mm). The toilet paper dispenser shall be mounted below the grab bar at a minimum height of 19 inches (485 mm). The height of the toilet seat shall be 17 to 19 inches (430 - 485 mm) above the finished floor.

4.16.4* Grab Bars. Grab bars for water closets not located in stalls shall comply with 4.26. The grab bar behind the water closet shall be 36 in (915 mm) minimum.

Grab Bars at Water Closets

Grab Bars at Water Closets

Grab Bars at Water Closets.

Figure 29(a) Back Wall. A 36 inches (915 mm) minimum length grab bar, mounted 33-36 inches (840-915 mm) above the finish floor, is required behind the water closet. The grab bar must extend at least 12 inches (305 mm) from the centerline of the water closet toward the side wall and at least 24 inches (610 mm) from the centerline of the water closet toward the open side.

Figure 29(b) Side Wall. A 42 inches (1065 mm) minimum length grab bar is required on the side wall, spaced a maximum of 12 inches (305 mm) from the back wall and extending a minimum of 54 inches (1370 mm) from the back wall at a height of 33-36 inches (840-915 mm). The toilet paper dispenser shall be mounted below the grab bar at a minimum height of 19 inches (485 mm). The height of the toilet seat shall be 17 to 19 inches (430 - 485 mm) above the finished floor.

4.16.5* Flush Controls. Flush controls shall be hand operated or automatic and shall comply with 4.27.4. Controls for flush valves shall be mounted on the wide side of toilet areas no more than 44 in (1120 mm) above the floor.

4.16.6 Dispensers. Toilet paper dispensers shall be installed within reach, as shown in. Dispensers that control delivery, or that do not permit continuous paper flow, shall not be used.

Side Wall

Side Wall

Side Wall. A 42 inches (1065 mm) minimum length grab bar is required on the side wall, spaced a maximum of 12 inches (305 mm) from the back wall and extending a minimum of 54 inches (1370 mm) from the back wall at a height of 33-36 inches (840-915 mm). The toilet paper dispenser shall be mounted below the grab bar at a minimum height of 19 inches (485 mm). The height of the toilet seat shall be 17 to 19 inches (430 - 485 mm) above the finished floor.