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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Group 3. New Elevator Installations, Article 20. Hoistways, Hoistway Enclosures, and Related Construction for Electric Elevators
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§3120.8. Horizontal Car and Counterweight Clearances.

Horizontal car and counterweight clearances shall comply with Section 108 of

ASME A17.1-1996, except for Rule 108.1e(1)(a), which is hereby incorporated by reference.

(a) The clearance between the edge of the car platform sill and the hoistway enclosure or fascia plate may be increased to not more than 7 1/2 inches for vertically sliding hoistway doors of the pass type or of the heavy duty type requiring special sills for extra wide openings.

NOTE: Horizontal clearance requirements for Seismic Zone 2 or greater are contained in article 37.

(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3120.8.)

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code; and Section 18943(b), Health and Safety Code.


1. New section filed 9-25-98; operative 10-25-98 (Register 98, No. 39).

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