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    My code says curbs will be 2" to 9" How do inspectors sign these off? How does one do a pan test?
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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    Re: curbless showers

    Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
    My code says curbs will be 2" to 9" How do inspectors sign these off? How does one do a pan test?
    Last I checked, a curbless shower would not pass here either.

    J.C.

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    • #3
      Re: curbless showers

      The first thought that comes to mind is ADA Standards...

      Curbless showers were first developed for Handicapped folks, I would be willing to bet that ADA may trump local codes on this manner but I could be wrong

      Okie

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      • #4
        Re: curbless showers

        the exception is a handicap accessible. and i believe it also needs a floor drain in the room to catch any runoff.

        typical in a hospital, retirement home , newer hotel select rooms and a small percentage of city funded housing.

        drains tend to be 6'' from the wall.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: curbless showers

          True Rick and Bill, but we're seeing demand in normal residential housing for people with good health. Inspectors say no to me.

          J.C.

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          • #6
            Re: curbless showers

            ADA standards can apply in residential applications if the homwowner choses to use them.

            " Building for the future need is the common line around here"

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            • #7
              Re: curbless showers

              legally i don't think they can say no to an ada compliant shower. as long as it's built to this standard they can't turn it down.

              in fact it would be illegal to not accept it. i believe the entire bathroom would require the proper clearances too.

              and you don't have to be disabled to have it.

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                Re: curbless showers

                Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                legally i don't think they can say no to an ada compliant shower. as long as it's built to this standard they can't turn it down.

                in fact it would be illegal to not accept it. i believe the entire bathroom would require the proper clearances too.

                and you don't have to be disabled to have it.

                rick.
                Could be. Want to hear the unbelievable? The local here would require the whole house to go ADA then.

                Every door, hall, lightswitch, etc..... and ramp entrance.

                J.C.
                Last edited by BobsPlumbing; 07-12-2009, 11:58 PM.

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                • #9
                  Re: curbless showers

                  bill, where are you that you're 3 minutes ahead of me

                  i know my internet speed is slow, but my typing speed is blazing

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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                  • #10
                    Re: curbless showers

                    Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                    Could be. Want to here the unbelievable? The local here would require the whole house to go ADA then.

                    Every door, hall, lightswitch, etc..... and ramp entrance.

                    J.C.
                    joey is down and out, a little under the weather

                    so, i've been bumped up to the spelling monitor

                    try hear

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #11
                      Re: curbless showers

                      Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                      joey is down and out, a little under the weather

                      so, i've been bumped up to the spelling monitor

                      try hear

                      rick.
                      Before her, you would have never spotted it.

                      J.C.

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                      • #12
                        Re: curbless showers

                        Last winter I had a bath remodel ,and She insisted on curbless. I pointed the plans I bid on showed a curb. I pointed out the code and mentioned I'd have to install a floor drain, [ at considerable expense,sloping the floor] . She would have to go down town and ask the inspector at city hall. I won out! Thanks for Your reinforcement.Her hobby is a salsa dancer .
                        You figger
                        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                        • #13
                          Re: curbless showers

                          We install them here in the old people capital of th world quite often. I do not think any inspector would challenge and try to over ride ADA. That is a lawsuit that could actually show that an inspector isn't god and can in fact lose his/her job.

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