This manual is not meant to provide comprehensive, step-by-step instructions for installing your railing. Each railing is different in application and arrangement. This manual is designed to give you the general principals necessary for installing an ADA Handrail. Please read the basic principals and then refer to the diagram that is most relevant to your application.
Look at the diagram and close up images to get an idea of what the ADA standard requires for handrail. We have pointed out the major considerations when building an ADA compliant handrail.
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This diagram illustrates building an ADA handrail that has a top, middle and bottom rail. A lower rail is required when there is no curb on a ramp. Please investigate the drawing below to learn how the different fittings for each assembly go together.
This diagram illustrates building an ADA handrail that has a top and lower rail. A bottom rail is required when there is no curb on a ramp. Please investigate the drawing below to learn how the different fittings for each assembly go together.
The diagrams below illustrate other scenarios that come up when installing an ADA compliant handrail from Simplified.
Bottom Rail Railing End: Connect the bottom rail to the wall with a 61-8 wall flange.
Post Mounted Ramp Bottom Rail End:The rail on the bottom of a ramp terminates into a railing post using a 86-8. When the set screw is tightened, the angle of the bottom rail will be fixed.
Post Mounted Bottom Rail End: The lower rail on a flat surface terminates into a railing post using a 10-8.
Handrail Bracket Attachment: Brackets attach to the ada handrail pipe with two No. 12 self drilling screws or pop rivets. Use high quality hardware for the best results.
This manual will give you a basic overview of both the ADA guidelines and what is needed to install a Simplified ADA Railing system. This manual contains basic tips, tools and helpful pictures to show you how to work with the Simplified ADA Railing components.
Below is a list of tools, materials and tips for installing our ADA handrails built with Kee Access ADA railing fittings.
You do not need many tools to install a ADA handrail from Simplified Building.
The pipe and fittings required to build your railing will be furnished to you as a part of your ADA railing. You will need a few other bolts and screws that will depend upon the surface to which you are mounting the handrail.
The type of connection you use will depend on what you are mounting your railing into. Lag screws, chemical anchors, Tapcons and concrete anchors have been used to mount the base flanges to various surfaces.
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