Gripable Handrail Size
All handrails shall be
of one of the following types or provide equivalent grasp ability. The
minimum distance from the wall to the gripable handrail is 1 - 1/2
Circular : 1 1/4“ to 2“ in diameter.
Non-circular: 4” to 6 ¼” around graspable part with a maximum graspable diameter of 2".
Some building codes require the corner or edge of the handrail to have a minimum radius of no less than .125 or 1/8 of an inch. It's not hard to imagine people getting cut, bruised or even splinters, if this particular building code wasn't enforced.
Attention: Don't forget to check with your local building department to verify any building codes on this website. This information could be incorrect or outdated.
- One Handrail Entry Stairs
- Gripable Handrail
- Continuous Stairway Handrailing
- Lower Handrail Extension
- Upper Handrail Extension
- Gripable Handrail Height
- Gripable Stair Banisters
- Stairways Requiring Only One Hand Rail
- Stairways Requiring Hand Rail on Each Side
- Three or More Handrails for Wide Stairways
- Maximum Handrail Projection
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