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Door Handle and ADA accessibility....

Discussion in 'Door & Hardware forum *Sponsored by Allegion' started by Builder Bob, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Builder Bob

    Builder Bob Sawhorse

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    Have a project where the panic hardware is being removed from the interior doors of an air lock .The owner is wanting to replace panic hardware with push pads/pull handles..... IS this an ADA accessible door when you have to use the handle to pull the door open -

    upload_2019-3-7_15-22-18.png Example of a typical door handle pull for a storefront door.
     
  2. LGreene

    LGreene Sawhorse
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    Hi Builder Bob -

    A door pull like that is considered accessible if it has 1 1/2 inch of clearance behind it (this is an Access Board recommendation, not a prescriptive requirement of the ADA standards), and a usable portion of the door pull must be between 34-48 inches above the floor.

    - Lori
     
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  3. Builder Bob

    Builder Bob Sawhorse

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    Thank you Lori - Found an article that was done a few years ago - not as specific as your reply now but pointed that direction. Once again, thank you for your time and propmpt response.

    Builder Bob
     

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