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PDFWAC 296-96-02605

Private residence inclined stairway chairlifts.

(1) Battery operated private residence inclined stairway chairlifts are not required to be permanently wired or installed on an individual branch circuit as required by NFPA 70 620.51 (A) Exception 2. These conveyances shall be permitted to use a cord and plug that will act as the equipment disconnecting means. The circuit, which is used for the equipment, shall have overcurrent protection that will protect the circuit and the equipment. The circuit shall have sufficient capacity to support the additional load of the stairway chairlift. Units that are operated by line voltage shall comply with NEC 620.51 (A) Exception 2.
(2) Governor overspeed safety testing shall be verified by manufacturer's documentation (see A18.1 Requirement 9.9.3). Safeties shall be manually tripped at rated speed with no load on the chair (see A18.1 Section 10.4).
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. WSR 21-18-096, § 296-96-02605, filed 8/31/21, effective 10/1/21; WSR 18-18-070, § 296-96-02605, filed 8/31/18, effective 10/1/18; WSR 13-24-066, § 296-96-02605, filed 11/27/13, effective 1/1/14; WSR 07-24-041, § 296-96-02605, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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