Many retail spaces are currently in violation of the protruding object regulations of not just the ADA, but the International Fire Code and local building codes as well. These guidelines require that fire extinguishers be mounted 48” or less above the floor and project 4” or less into an aisle or walkway. When a standard round fire extinguisher is installed at the required height, it projects more than 4” into the aisle. The installation cannot comply with ADA, IFC and local building code requirements.
Oval Brand’s low-profile fire extinguishers are the industry’s only 10-lb extinguishers which protrude less than 4 inches when surface mounted, thus being the only extinguishers which always comply with the protruding object limits no matter the height of installation.Oval Brand extinguishers can be mounted at the required height and still keep aisles clear.