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The Flush-Mount system can be moved vertically along the studs as needed

The Flush-Mount system can also be lined up in a straight run for as long as needed

Flush-Mount ADA Compliant Metal Stud Backing (pat# 5,189,857):

Flush-Mount is the backing solution that is easy and fast to install between studs when a smooth wall is demanded. This means that the face of the Flush-Mount metal stud backing lines up with the face of the studs creating a wall that is perfectly flat with no bumps. The Flush-Mount backing can be mounted in metal studs as well as wood studs.
 
  • UL Tested to 250 push/pull point load complying with ADAAG Section 4.26.
  • Mounts in a straight line for path of travel for wall-mounted applications in hospitals, schools, government buildings etc.
  • Meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), Standard Code (1997), the International Building Code 2009, and both the ICC/A117.1-1998 Section 609 (Grab Bars) Section 610 (Seats) and ANSI/ASCE 7-98 Standards.
  • ADA Code Compliant for Handrails, Grab Bars, Shower Seats, Cabinets, Baby Changing Stations, Wall-mounted Televisions, and all other applications that are needed to be mounted to a wall.

UL Test Standards

(Americans with Disabilites Act Accessibility Guidelines)
ADAAG Section 4.26

4.26 Handrails, Grab Bars, Tub and Shower Seats.

4.26.1* General.

All handrails, grab bars, tub and shower seats required to be accessible by application: 4.1. (ramps) 4.8 (stairs) 4.9 (water closets) 4.16 (toilet stalls) 4.17, (bath tubs) 4.20 or (shower stalls) 4.21 shall comply with 4.26
The structural strength of grab bars, tub and shower seats, fasteners, and mounting devices shall meet the following specification:

(1) Bending stress in a grab bar or seat induced by the maximum bending moment from the application of 250 lbf (1112N) shall be less than the allowable stress for the material of the grab bar or seat.

(2) Shear stress induced in a grab bar or seat by the application of 250 lbf (1112N) shall be less than the allowable shear stress for the material of the grab bar or seat. If the connection between the grab bar or seat and its mounting bracket or other support is considered to be fully restrained, then direct and torsional shear stresses shall be totaled for the combined shear stress, which shall not exceed the allowable shear stress.

(3) Shear force induced in a fastener or mounting device from the application of 250 lbf (1112N) shall be less than the allowable lateral load of either the fastener or mounting device or the supporting structure, whichever is the smaller allowable load.

(4) Tensile force induced in a fastener by direct tension force of 250 lbf (112N) plus the maximum moment from the application of 250 lbf (1112N) shall be less than the allowable withdrawal load between the fastener and the supporting structure.

(5) Grab bars shall not rotate within their fittings.
ICC/A117.1-2003 Section 609 (Grab Bars)
Section 609 (Grab bars)
609.8 Structural Strength.
Allowable stresses in bending, shear, and tension shall not be exceeded for materials used where a vertical or horizontal force of 250 lb (1112 N) is applied at any point on the grab bar, fastener mounting device, or supporting structure.
Section 610 (Seats)
610.4 Structual Strength.
Allowable stresses in bending, shear, and tension shall not be exceeded for materials used where a vertical or horizontal force of 250 pound (1112 N) is applied at any point on the seat, fastener mounting device, or supporting structure.


Uses in the field

Flush-Mount Backing is the only product on the market today to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Acessibility Guidelines 4.26 (ADAAG), Standard Code (1997), the International Building Code 2009, and both the ICC/A 117.1-2003 Section 609 (Grab Bars) Section 610 (Seats) and ANSI/ASCE 7-98 Standards. Flush-Mount is the only product ever tested to UL Standards requiring 250 pull/point load for handrails, grab bars, and seats.
Replaces:
Steel Plate Backing
Steel Plate backing has never been UL Tested to 250 lbs pull/point load and does not pass any code.

Flat Strap Backing
Flat strap backing has never been UL Tested to 250 lbs pull/point load and does not pass any code.

Flush-Mount Backing is the most cost effective means where ADA Code applies and a smooth wall is needed. No other product on the market today can accomplish this with full code compliance. Flush-Mount is the only patented backing system that meets ADA Code and leaves a smooth wall when finished with no bumps.