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Plumbing Fixture RequirementsWater Closets:Commonly referred to as a toilet. All water closets specified for public or employee use must have an elongated bowl and a hinged seat with an open front. IPCrequires a typical water closet to have a minimum of 15 inches from the center of the bowl to any side wall, partition, or vanity and at least 21 inches clear in front of the bowl. An enclosed closet cannot have a compartment less than 30 inches wide by 56-60 inches deep and must have a lock.ADA&ICC requires 16-18 inches from the center of the bowl to any side wall, part ion, or vanity. The height of the toilet seat must be between 17-19 inches. The floor clearance dimensions depend on whether the water closet is the only one in the room or located in a toilet compartment. Most common accessible clear floor space for a single water closet is 60 by 56 inches. Water closets can have an automatic flushing mechanism or manual control. Manual flush control must be located on the ‘open side’ of the toilet with height requirements. It must be operable with one hand, an cannot take more than 5 pounds of force to operate. Urinals:Not all occupancies are required to have an installation of urinals.

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