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  1. #16
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    Default Re: Sidewalk slopes too steep

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkMc View Post
    Here's one for you JW

    http://i.imgur.com/ArHEY.jpg
    I have never seen anything like that. It is a brilliant solution for an invented problem.

    It is sad that slopes can routinely exceed ADA requirements on our public sidewalks but there is no leeway whatsoever for exceeding them in new construction. It matters not how seldom anyone will need access or how difficult the lot is to work with.

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    Default Re: Sidewalk slopes too steep

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny watt View Post
    I have never seen anything like that. It is a brilliant solution for an invented problem.

    It is sad that slopes can routinely exceed ADA requirements on our public sidewalks but there is no leeway whatsoever for exceeding them in new construction. It matters not how seldom anyone will need access or how difficult the lot is to work with.
    So are you saying you're bound to meeting ADA spec's in a new home ... or not?
    “I find the curiosity of our men with respect to this animal is pretty much satisfied.”
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    Default Re: Sidewalk slopes too steep

    I am not bound to ADA on a home.

    I am referring to another current project.
    I am just finishing up with a 5000**2 ft commercial building.
    The planing board insisted I run a sidewalk to it that will never be used.
    It will not be used because people will simply walk across the parking lot as the crow flies.
    This sidewalk required a lot of head scratching to stay within ADA slope mandates.
    yet the sidewalk along the entire lot frontage, which my sidewalk ties into, exceeds these ADA slopes, because that is the natural lay of the street/land.

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    Default Re: Sidewalk slopes too steep

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bainbridge View Post

    Even if you drink English "session beer" (3.7 percent alcohol) 10 English pints in 4 hours is HARD GOING :(

    EDIT I was young once. Not any more
    In my day I could have gone to the bottom of the hill and back up again. These days I'd probably stay at the first pub for a couple of pints then home for a nap.

    It's on my to do list for England http://www.york-united-kingdom.co.uk...icklegate-run/

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    Default Re: Sidewalk slopes too steep

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny watt View Post
    I am not bound to ADA on a home.

    I am referring to another current project.
    Glad you differentiated before I drew blood on my scalp...

    This sidewalk required a lot of head scratching...
    I would like to think the results are why you get paid the big bucks, and have clean finger nails.
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    Default Re: Sidewalk slopes too steep

    I get the big bucks by developing properties that others less suborn than I would likely give up on, due to the gubmint rules.

    BTW...head scratching is an idiom.

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    Default Re: Sidewalk slopes too steep

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny watt View Post
    BTW...head scratching is an idiom.
    A what? Are you saying that "gubmint rules" ain't one, or just a step up?
    “I find the curiosity of our men with respect to this animal is pretty much satisfied.”
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