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Re: Dressing room doors By  codeguy

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8/22/2003 10:20:00 AM

I see no difference between these doors and toilet partitions.


Re: Dressing room doors By  rwwawi

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8/22/2003 10:59:00 AM

I would have to agree with codeguy. The general interpretation with toilet stalls is that so long as it is not an accessible stall, no minimum door size applies.

The same should apply to dressing room stalls.

rwwawi (WI)
2000 IBC, IECC, IMC, IFGC, ICC/ANSI A117.1-1998


Re: Dressing room doors By  mr.deeds

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9/3/2003 5:57:00 PM

Toilet partition floor areas are usually less than 10 square feet in usable floor area. The size of the dressing room that you describe may more closely resemble an occupiable area, and per section 1017, size of doors, may require a 32" clear door opening width. I would require it, with an option to appeal my decision. I do not enforce the requirement on toilet partitions either.


Re: Dressing room doors By  dbernhardt

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4/5/2006 9:55:00 AM

Code Reference: 2003 IBC, Section 1008.1.1
(or 2000 IBC, Section 1003.3.1.1)

Why is there no exception to the 32" min. clear width door opening for non-accessible Fitting Rooms (and non-accessible toilet compartments)?

Per 1109.12.1, there can be accessible and non-accessible Fitting Rooms. The Commentary to 1008.1.1 indicates that the 32" is to allow passage for persons with wheelchair or walking devices. These persons should only use accessible Fitting Rooms. The typical non-accessible Fitting Room door at 24" wide would not allow access for a wheelchair, so why would egress from that space be required?

Note that for egress purposes, there is essentially no difference between Fitting Room walls (typically constructed by fixture manufacturers) and toilet compartment walls.

Also, it is mentioned above that the 32" requirement is generally "not enforced" for toilet partitions. Non-accessible toilet compartments are so common that I believe an exception should be incorporated into the Code rather than left to the discretion of the AHJ.


Re: Dressing room doors By  peach!!

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4/5/2006 5:37:00 PM

non accessible toilet compartments are addressed in ANSI 117, also... partly because.. well, there are other disabilities than mobility...

having been snagged more than once on sharp strike plates on narrow fitting room doors (drew blood once on my little arm).. the same requirements should apply (which I can''t cite right now since my ICC/ANSI 117 is in my office and not at my fingertips..


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