BATHROOM PLANNING GUIDELINE 11 Water Temperature Safety

Recommended

• See below.

Code Requirement

Shower and tub/shower control valves must be one of the following:

• Pressure balanced

• Thermostatic mixing

• Combination pressure balance/thermostatic mixing valve types

• (IRC P2708.3)

• (IRC M1507.4)

• The valve must have a high limit stop to prevent water temperatures above 120°F (49°C).

• (IRC P2708.3)

• Hot water delivered to bathtubs and whirlpool bathtubs shall be limited to a temperature of not more than 120°F (49°C).

• (IRC P 2713.3)

• Hot water delivered to bidets shall be limited to no more than 110°F (43°C).

• (IRC P2721.2)

Access Standard

Recommended

• Bathroom Guideline code requirement meets Access Standard.

• (607.8, 608.8)