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    These windows are about 2 feet from the ground. They require safety glazing. Right? They are in every room of the upstairs.

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    No Jim. For safety glass to be required in your example, it would have to meet ALL of the following:
    • exposed area of gazing>9sq ft
    • bottom edge<18 inches
    • top edge > 36 inches above floor
    • within 36 inches horizontal of walking surface
    Even when all those exist, if a minimum 1 1/2 inch high protective barrier is constructed at 34 to 38 inches above the walking surface, the safety glazing is not required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Walker View Post
    No Jim. For safety glass to be required in your example, it would have to meet ALL of the following:
    • exposed area of gazing>9sq ft
    This is the key one here in most cases.

    That mean 'ONE SINGLE' pane is that large. Not the entire window opening.

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    Thanks guys.


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    Hello Jim,

    For future visual reference, here are a couple of illustrations to add to your library to glance at when the need should present itself:
    (see attachments)

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    Thanks Richard. That is very helpful.


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