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PDFWAC 296-96-02460

Location.

(1) The main line disconnect(s) shall be located per NFPA 70, Article 620.51(c) and:
(a) Inside the machine room door on the strike side of the machine or control room door;
(b) Not more than twenty-four inches from the door to the operating handle; and
(c) Be at a height not less than thirty-six inches nor more than sixty-six inches above the finish floor as measured centerline to the disconnect handle.
(2) For multicar machine rooms the switches shall be grouped together as close as possible to that location.
(3) For machine rooms with double swing doors, the doors shall swing out and the switch(es) shall be located on the wall adjacent to the hinge side of the active door panel.
(4) Shunt-trip breakers, where provided, shall be located in the elevator machine room or control room.
(5) Where shunt-trip breakers are also being used as a main line disconnect, they shall comply with subsections (1) through (3) of this section.
EXCEPTION:
Special purpose, residential elevators, and residential inclined elevators are exempt from this section. For LULAs, the main disconnect and car light disconnect shall be located adjacent to the controller when not located in a dedicated machine room. When a machine room is provided it shall comply with this section.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 18-18-070, § 296-96-02460, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18; WSR 13-24-066, § 296-96-02460, filed 11/27/13, effective 1/1/14; WSR 07-24-041, § 296-96-02460, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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