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Going to install a bill changer in a wash we got last year. Have to build a new wall.and put in double set of Steel doors, there wood now and a 3 year old could kick them in. Anyone know the correct height to put it in at.
Never did block work so it will be a cluster **** or a total waist of time or it may work. Thanks
 

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I don't think there is a "correct" height. A rule of thumb I have used, is to place it at a height where it would be comfortable for a 5' tall woman (or man) to use. Someone this height is not unusual, and placing it at a convenient height for them is not going to inconvenience a tall person.
 

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I like to install them so the bill validator slot is at around 60 - 64 inches high. I'll try to remember to measure mine the next time I go to the car wash.
 

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1. I wonder if some ADA rules might apply.
Definite maybe - http://k.b5z.net/i/u/2182899/f/ADA_Compliance.pdf (Bill slot at 48")
2. If you are doing the block. instead of simply mortaring joints you want to consider throwing rebar into the block holes as you go up and filling the holes with cement / mortar.
 

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With new construction the ADA does get involved - the validator slot can't be higher than 48" off the ground. I'd stick to that rule in case someone comes in and wants to make a fuss.
 

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I like to install them so the bill validator slot is at around 60 - 64 inches high. I'll try to remember to measure mine the next time I go to the car wash.
I usually agree with Randy, but not this time. 5' is too high, unless you are a Godzilla sized freak like him :eek:
 

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This morning I measured the height of my Hamilton DRS Bill changer with Downstacker Mars validators. The bill validator snout is 59” from the ground, the coin cup is 33” from the ground. This just about a prefect height. If the Bill changer validator snout was 48” from the ground the coin cup would down at 21”, too low for most people. While I was there a 5’ 1’” woman used the Bill changer and I asked her if the Bill changer was at a comfortable height for her and said yes, she has no problem using the Bill changer.
 

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Bill slot....61.5 inches...

Coin cup 37 inches....
 

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Thanks, I ripped the doors out and installed the steel doors yesterday. Started on the block wall, I knew I hated laying block.


 
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