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O.T. code heights?
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Fern(Mi)    Posted 01-16-2005 at 09:19:50       [Reply]  [No Email]

Fir fears of falling upon both our parts (Herr Clink & myself) am installing some assisted living hand rails upon our bathroom walls into and around the shower-tub area. Also need suggested heights for stair railings our front Stoop (leaving me out of it) and our basement stairs.

Any help along these lines would be greatly appreciated. May I already Thank all you kids younger than myself (grin) for these spirited endeavors.
Old Coot Fernan, while avoiding any more bull riding still enjoying each new day as it comes.

mojo    Posted 01-16-2005 at 13:47:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I personally like them about 38-39 inches high. That's halfway between my wrist and elbow so if I start to go down you can grab and keep your knees from banging the floor.

George in TX    Posted 01-16-2005 at 09:41:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think the standard height is 36 inches. But I feel like Chas in that may or may not be a comfortable height for you and Frieda.

Walk around the house with a yardstick and find things that are 36" high. Close your eyes as you grab ahold of said object and imagine it to be a handrail. See if it feels right to you and tell Clink to do the same.

On second thought I don't think I'd recommend Herr Clink closing her eyes around you for any reason. Just tell her to use her imagination. (grin)

bill b va    Posted 01-16-2005 at 11:30:21       [Reply]  [No Email]

the standard heigth for door knobs is a$$hole high . that may be the anwser .just back up the wall and make a mark

deadcarp    Posted 01-16-2005 at 11:58:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
"back up the wall and make a mark"
yeah but first you'd have to ----- well it'd be better if he ------ ewwwwwwwwww! like the termite said "whut kinda crack is that?" :)

set the railings abut 28" up, just enough to clear a wheelchair. :)

I get no respect.....    Posted 01-16-2005 at 12:58:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
...Frieda talking to one our daughters, one of them told her, "Be sure dad puts them high enough he doesn't warp his noggin on'em falling down!"

"I get no respect!" -Rodney Dangerfield

Chas in Me    Posted 01-16-2005 at 09:33:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Put them where they are comfortable for you. That way, you will get the best use from them.

Peanut    Posted 01-16-2005 at 09:38:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Totally agree with Chas in ME.

There are building codes for this type of thing but your comfort level matters too. Your local codes may be a place to start and go from there.

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