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[P] 2903 Installation of Fixtures

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[P] 2903.1 Setting
Fixtures shall be set level and in proper alignment with reference to adjacent walls.
[P] 2903.1.1 Water Closets, Urinals, Lavatories and Bidets
A water closet, urinal, lavatory or bidet shall not be set closer than 15 inches (381 mm) from its center to any side wall, partition, vanity or other obstruction. Where partitions or other obstructions do not separate adjacent fixtures, fixtures shall not be set closer than 30 inches (762 mm) center to center between adjacent fixtures. There shall be not less than a 21-inch (533 mm) clearance in front of a water closet, urinal, lavatory or bidet to any wall, fixture or door. Water closet compartments shall be not less than 30 inches (762 mm) in width and not less than 60 inches (1524 mm) in depth for floor-mounted water closets and not less than 30 inches (762 mm) in width and 56 inches (1422 mm) in depth for wall-hung water closets.
Exception: An accessible children's water closet shall be set not closer than 12 inches (305 mm) from its center to the required partition or to the wall on one side.
[P] 2903.1.2 Public Lavatories
In employee and public toilet rooms, the required lavatory shall be located in the same room as the required water closet.
[P] 2903.1.3 Location of Fixtures and Piping
Piping, fixtures or equipment shall not be located in such a manner as to interfere with the normal operation of windows, doors or other means of egress openings.
[P] 2903.1.4 Water Closet Compartment
Each water closet utilized by the public or employees shall occupy a separate compartment with walls or partitions and a door enclosing the fixtures to ensure privacy.
Exceptions:
  1. Water closet compartments shall not be required in a single-occupant toilet room with a lockable door.
  2. Toilet rooms located in child day care facilities and containing two or more water closets shall be permitted to have one water closet without an enclosing compartment.
  3. This provision is not applicable to toilet areas located within Group I-3 housing areas.
[P] 2903.1.5 Urinal Partitions
Each urinal utilized by the public or employees shall occupy a separate area with walls or partitions to provide privacy. The horizontal dimension between walls or partitions at each urinal shall be not less than 30 inches (762 mm). The walls or partitions shall begin at a height not greater than 12 inches (305 mm) from and extend not less than 60 inches (1524 mm) above the finished floor surface. The walls or partitions shall extend from the wall surface at each side of the urinal not less than 18 inches (457 mm) or to a point not less than 6inches (152 mm) beyond the outermost front lip of the urinal measured from the finished backwall surface, whichever is greater.
Exceptions:
  1. Urinal partitions shall not be required in a single-occupant or family/assisted-use toilet room with a lockable door.
  2. Toilet rooms located in child day care facilities and containing two or more urinals shall be permitted to have one urinal without partitions.

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