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Grab Bars


 
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Recommended: Plan grab bars to facilitate access to and maneuvering within the tub and shower areas.

Tub and shower walls should be prepared (reinforced) at time of construction to allow for installation of grab bars to support a static load of 250 lbs.

Grab bars should be placed at least 3336 above the floor.

Grab bars must be 11⁄4 to 2 in diameter and extend 11⁄2 from the wall.


Access Standard

Recommended: Walls throughout the bathroom should be prepared (reinforced) at time of construction to allow for installation of grab bars to support a minimum of 250 lbs. of pressure.

Grab bars should be placed according to the needs and height of the user, particularly near the tub/shower and the toilet.

Code Reference:

Grab bars should be installed at the tub, shower, and toilet according to the following:

  • Bathtubs with permanent seats: Two horizontal grab bars should be provided on the back wall, one between 33 and 36 above the floor and the other 9 above the rim of the bathtub. Each grab bar should be no more than 15 from the head end wall or 12 from the foot end wall. A grab bar 24 long should be provided on the foot end wall at the front edge of the bathtub.



  • Bathtubs without permanent seats: Two horizontal grab bars should be provided on the back wall, one between 33 and 36 above the floor and the other 9 above the rim of the bathtub. Each grab bar should be at least 24 long and no more than 24 from the head end wall or 12 from the foot end wall. A grab bar 24 long should be provided on the foot end wall at the front edge of the bathtub. A grab bar 12 long should be provided on the head end wall at the front edge of the bathtub.



  • Transfer-type showers: Grab bars should be mounted in a horizontal position, between 33 and 36 above the floor, across the control wall and across the back wall to a point 18 from the control wall.  (b)



  • Roll-in type shower: Grab bars should be mounted in a horizontal position, between 33 and 36 above the floor, on all three walls of the shower, but not behind a seat. Grab bars should be no more than 6 from each adjacent wall.



  • Toilet: Grab bars should be provided on the rear wall and on the sidewall closest to the toilet. The sidewall grab bar should be at least 42 long and located between 12 and 54 from the rear wall. The rear grab bar should be at least 24 long, centered on the toilet. Where space permits, the bar should be at least 36 long, with the additional length provided on the transfer side of the toilet.

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