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Asbury Park Press - Oct 05 8:39 AM
While strolling through the neighborhood the other day, I happened upon this sign.

By Erin Post 
Valley Reporter - Oct 05 9:01 AM
Relocating the library to the Town Hall in Warren would accomplish something more than free up additional space for books, supporters recently argued.

Designer home 
Manila Bulletin - Oct 05 9:26 AM
This is a home which captures the essence of understated opulence: Glass, tile and metal elements create clean and light-weight lines; sleek and sophisticated designer furniture define modern, tasteful preferences; wide spaces and ambient lighting enhance moods and tame the senses.

Tackling new heights in Slovenia 
Boston Globe - Oct 05 6:11 AM
STARA FUZINA, Slovenia -- You are going to Slovenia on your honeymoon. You have agreed to this because it is your wife's idea and people smarter than you have informed you that you should listen to your wife. It is, after all, your honeymoon.




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Handrails, banisters, or handrails railings are in place in stairways to provide guidance. They handrail are designed to be grasped by the hand while handrail brackets ascending or descending the stairs.

According to most building codes, handrails are located at a height between 34" (864 mm) and 38" (965 mm) wood handrails and have dimensional limitations regarding graspability. In areas where children are the principal handrail design users of a building or facility, the Americans With Disabilities iron handrails Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) handrail fittings recommends that a second set of handrails at a maximum height of 28" (711 mm) decking handrails measured to the top of the gripping surface from the ramp surface or stair nosing exterior handrails can assist in preventing accidents.

Handrail dimensions: Most handrail height commercial building and accessibility codes now agree on definitions regarding graspability of a tank roof handrail requirements handrail. It is either a circular cross section with an outside diameter of 1-1/4" exterior porch handrails (32 mm) [minimum?] and 2" (51 mm) [maximum?] or a porch handrails non-circular cross section with a perimeter dimension of 4" (100 mm) minimum and 6-1/4" (160 mm) inground swiming pool handrails maximum and a cross section dimension of 2-1/4" (57 mm) maximum.

I added the words patio deck stair handrail diagram "[minimum?]" and "[maximum?]" above handrails for ramps because they seemed to be inadvertently omitted, though I'm not certain if that is what the original pipe handrail author intended. If anyone knows, please fix this and delete this comment. Thanks. -- DBooth stainless steel handrails 05:37, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

The International Residential Code (IRC) does allow for handrails with wood handrail connection details a perimeter dimension curved handrail greater than 6-1/4" (160 mm)if a graspable finger recess area is provided 4 handrail bracket on both sides of the profile.

Handrail clearance The distance between the wall and handrail handrail codes gripping surface is also governed by local code with the most common requirement copper handrail being 1-1/2" (38 mm) minimum. The National Fire Protection handrail spindles Agency (NFPA)requirement requires that the distance between the wall and handrail be a minimum of 2-1/4" (57 mm).

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