View Full Version : Ramp question

07-11-2013, 09:50 PM
I have to ramp up to a height of around 36"-42" for a scene. This will not be a wheelchair accessible area. What kind of incline can I use that is still comfortable to most patrons? I may also make it narrow in parts on the way up to play on claustrophobia fears. On the way down I will probably hang stuff in the way to create darkness before the next scene. I was thinking about a 2/12 slope ramp? 1/12 seems flat and 3/12 might seem like your out for a hike. Has anyone ever used more lineal foot on the accent side of things and less on the descend or vice versa?

07-11-2013, 11:43 PM
Well..that's one way to not pass your inspection.

Nationally, (although some get away with it) all ramps must be handicap accessible and have a 1 inch rise for every 12 inches. That's the regulation on a federal level.

Good Luck!

Front Yard Fright
07-12-2013, 03:45 AM
Actors and chainsaws should scare patrons.

Steep ramps and the possibility of falling/injuries should not.

Stick with the 1/12 code to be safe and smart.

07-12-2013, 06:17 PM
The only way you could get by without following code is if you have an alternate path around the obstacle or if it can be considered a piece of playground equipment that falls under the size specs that require inspection.

Stick to the code, and play it safe.