showers quick guide

608 – Showers Quick Guide

608.2 Size and Clearances for Shower Compartments. 

608.3 Grab Bars. 

Grab bars shall comply with 609 and shall be provided in accordance with 608.3.  Where multiple grab bars are used, required horizontal grab bars shall be installed at the same height above the finish floor.

608.4 Seats. 
A folding or non-folding seat shall be provided in transfer type shower compartments.  A folding seat shall be provided in roll-in type showers required in transient lodging guest rooms with mobility features complying with 806.2.  Seats shall comply with 610.

608.5 Controls. 

608.6 Shower Spray Unit and Water.

A shower spray unit with a hose 1500 mm (59″) long minimum that can be used both as a fixed-position shower head and as a hand-held shower shall be provided.  The shower spray unit shall have an on/off control with a non-positive shut-off.  If an adjustable-height shower head on a vertical bar is used, the bar shall be installed so as not to obstruct the use of grab bars.  Shower spray units shall deliver water that is 120°F (49°C) maximum.

608.7 Thresholds. 

Thresholds in roll-in type shower compartments shall be 13 mm (1/2″) high maximum in accordance with 303.  In transfer type shower compartments, thresholds 13 mm (1/2″) high maximum shall be beveled, rounded, or vertical.

608.8 Shower Enclosures. 

Enclosures for shower compartments shall not obstruct controls, faucets, and shower spray units or obstruct transfer from wheelchairs onto shower seats.