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409.1General.Privateresidenceelevatorsshall
complywithSection409andASME/ANSIA17.1
listedinSection105.2.5.Elevatoroperationshallbe
automatic.

EXCEPTION:ElevatorscomplyingwithSec-
tion 407 or 408.

409.2CallButtons.Callbuttonsatelevatorland-
ingsshallcomplywithSection309.Callbuttons
shallbe¾

inch(19mm)minimumintheirsmallest

dimension.

409.3DoorsandGates.Elevatorcarandhoistway
doorsandgatesshallcomplywithSections409.3
and 404.

EXCEPTION:Themaneuveringclearances
requiredbySection404.2.3shallnotapplyfor
approachestothepushsideofswingingdoors.

409.3.1PowerOperation.Elevatorcardoors
andgatesshallbepoweroperatedandshall
complywithANSI/BHMAA156.19listedin
Section105.2.3.Elevatorcarswithasingle
openingshallhavelowenergypoweroperated
hoistway doors and gates.

EXCEPTION:Forelevatorswithacarthat
hasmorethanoneopening,thehoistway
doorsandgatesshallbepermittedtobeof
the manual–open, self–close type.

409.3.2Duration.Poweroperateddoorsand
gatesshallremainopenfor20secondsmini-
mum when activated.

409.3.3DoororGateLocation.Cargatesor
doorsshallbepositionedatanarrowendofthe
clear floor area required by Section 409.4.1.

ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003

Chapter 4. Accessible Routes

35

36

Chapter 4. Accessible Routes

ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003

Fig.408.4.1
Inside Dimensions of Limited Use/Limited Application (LULA) Elevator Cars

409.4ElevatorCarRequirements.Elevatorcars
shall comply with Section 409.4.

409.4.1InsideDimensionsofElevatorCars.

Elevatorcarsshallprovideaclearfloorarea36
inches(915mm)minimuminwidthand48
inches (1220 mm) minimum in depth.

409.4.2FloorSurfaces.Floorsurfacesinele-
vator cars shall comply with Section 302.

409.4.3PlatformtoHoistwayClearance.

Theclearancebetweenthecarplatformsilland
theedgeofanyhoistwaylandingshallbe11

/4

inches (32 mm) maximum.

409.4.4Leveling.Eachcarshallautomatically
stopatafloorlandingwithinatoleranceof½
inch(13mm)underratedloadingtozeroload-
ing conditions.

409.4.5Illumination.Thelevelofillumination
atthecarcontrols,platform,andcarthreshold
andlandingsillshallbe5foot–candles(54lux)
minimum.

409.4.6ElevatorCarControls.Elevatorcar
controlsshallcomplywithSections409.4.6
and 309.4.

409.4.6.1Buttons.Controlbuttonsshall
be¾

inch(19mm)minimumintheirsmall-
estdimension.Controlbuttonsshallbe
raised or flush.

409.4.6.2Height.Buttonswithfloordesig-
nations shall comply with Section 309.3.

409.4.6.3Location.Controlsshallbeona
sidewall,12inches(305mm)minimum
from any adjacent wall.

409.4.7EmergencyCommunications.

Emergencycommunicationssystemsshall
comply with Section 409.4.7.

409.4.7.1Type.Atelephoneandemer-
gencysignaldeviceshallbeprovidedinthe
car.

409.4.7.2OperableParts.Thetelephone
andemergencysignalingdeviceshallcom-
ply with Section 309.3.

409.4.7.3Compartment.Ifthedeviceisin
aclosedcompartment,thecompartment
doorhardwareshallcomplywithSection
309.

409.4.7.4Cord.Thetelephonecordshall
be29inches(735mm)minimuminlength.

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