May 18, 2013 12:25 am
We have possibly a small issue.
On being quoted for our pool fencing today, the gentleman has advised us that our outdoor GPO in the alfresco (which is 1050mm above floor) will be considered a climbable object and we will be forced to do something about it.
Fence to be installed to the left of the GPO.
It's comes as a bit of a surprise as when we submitted the building permit application for the pool fencing a guy came out to inspect where we would be putting the fence. He gave us a few things which may possibly cause concern but made no mention of the GPO being an issue at all.
We are all for safety and doing the right thing, but the thought of a child climbing onto this and jumping the fence is pretty absurd. For those in the know do you think this really will be an issue???
The fencing guy suggested getting a sparky out to disconnect the GPO and cover with a wall plate.
Don't really want to raise it as we will be left with a big hole in the wall to fill and will look horrible.
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May 18, 2013 9:08 am
Measure from the top of the GOP to the top of the fence at the shortest point . If it is less than 900mm it does NOT comply. If moving it is a problem you can make a shield over the top of it with a minimum 45degree angle & less than a 10mm gap to gpo . It will then be deemed non climbable
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May 20, 2013 1:20 pm
yep if it is within the 900mm NCZ from the finished height of the pool fence it will be considered "climbable" and as stated by wheelie it will not pass as it extrudes more than 10mm
If a "fillet" style cap or angle is used the min angle is actually 60 degrees not 45degrees, a fillet of 45 degrees will "technically" not pass.
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May 20, 2013 5:03 pm
Thanks for the help guys. Still think its ridiculous but if that's the rules I guess we'll have to play by them.
I think we are just going to remove the power point and plug the hole. Not sure what with yet and hopefully the hole isn't too big and ugly - which we aren't holding our breath as it was done by the builder.
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May 30, 2013 3:19 pm
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May 30, 2013 7:30 pm
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