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    Does anyone have any idea when safety/tempered glass entered the building codes? I'm trying to figure out if it was required for a 1968 home.

    thanks!

    Rob

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    Default Re: Safety/tempered glass

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    Does anyone have any idea when safety/tempered glass entered the building codes? I'm trying to figure out if it was required for a 1968 home.

    thanks!

    Rob
    Robert,

    Do a search on that, we had that question asked recently and came up with some relatively applicable answers.

    By the way, it does not really matter in the end when it was "required" as the unsafe aspects of it existed long before it was considered and then inserted into the code.

    'Safety' does not read codes to know when to behave and when to create a problem.

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    "There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception." -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)
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    As JP says safety has no age. My first house was built in 1959 and my current house built 1962 both have the original glass sliders that have safety glass.

    Chuck


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    Default Re: Saftety/tempered glass

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertSmith View Post
    Does anyone have any idea when safety/tempered glass entered the building codes? I'm trying to figure out if it was required for a 1968 home.

    thanks!

    Rob
    When in doubt read the TREC SOP:

    (m) Exterior and interior glazing. The
    inspector shall:
    (2) report as Deficient:
    (C) the absence of safety glass in
    hazardous locations.

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    Default Re: Saftety/tempered glass

    The author of CodeCheck series wrote a good article.


    http://www.codecheck.com/cc/images/SafetyGlazingArticle07.pdf

    Suggestions: We avoid stating a specific date as to when something began to be "required". This implies that you are citing building codes.

    We do say something like "this house was built prior to the requirement for GFCI installation...Recommend upgrade for safety" but we avoid stating exactly when they were required.



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