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    Cyburbian Habanero's avatar
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    Building Code Question/Interpretation

    If a light switch has to be "readily accessible" (capable of being reached quickly for operation, renewal or inspections, without requiring those to whom ready access is requisite to climb over or remove obstacles or to resort to portable ladders, chairs, etc.)

    would you consider a light switch that is not within arms reach but about 2 feet inside a room to the left of the door frame to meet that requirement?
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    In a word, no. My hall switch is like that and it irritates me. I checked my situation and my problem is the AC sub panel is on the other side of the wall.

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    I'd say it meets the defintion that you listed. Not very handy, but I would call it acceptible.
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    Quote Originally posted by Habanero
    If a light switch has to be "readily accessible" (capable of being reached quickly for operation, renewal or inspections, without requiring those to whom ready access is requisite to climb over or remove obstacles or to resort to portable ladders, chairs, etc.)

    would you consider a light switch that is not within arms reach but about 2 feet inside a room to the left of the door frame to meet that requirement?
    swing side or hinge side? if swing side yes, if hinge side, no
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    The door opens to the right, but if anything is ever put on this wall you'd not be able to access the switch.
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    Can it be reached by Herve Vilachez? Then yes, its accessible. B-)

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    Quote Originally posted by Chet
    Can it be reached by Herve Vilachez? Then yes, its accessible. B-)
    Isn't he dead? Does the ADA consider being deceased a disability?
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal
    Isn't he dead? Does the ADA consider being deceased a disability?
    I think he is dead, but does the ADA require every home to be compliant?
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    Nope.. only commercial and industrial or those regularly accessed by the public (gov. buildings) structures must meet ADA requirements. Private residences do not unless they were constructued under certain HUD guidelines/money to create an accessible unit.
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    There's also the idea of "visitability", though--the idea that every house should at least be accessible and have a bathroom that is accessible for visitors who may be handicapped. Then again, most visitors don't go around turning lights on and off, so I'm not sure how far you'd want to go with that, beyond being able to get in the front door, bathroom, and living room etc.
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