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    Default Re: Window safety glass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Eastman View Post
    Does this type of decorative window adjacent to the door and the same type of window installed in the door need to be safety glass?
    If it is less than 24" from the door frame it needs to be safety glass. Also the glass in the door needs to be safety glass if it is more than 3". Also the stairs present an issue as well. Safety glass is needed if the stairs are closer than 36".

    That glass in the picture looks like safety glass.

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    Default Re: Window safety glass?

    Thats what I was thinking Scott.

    I thought those frosted type windows were safety glass, although I've never actually found the sticker or ID bug on them stating so.

    rick


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    Default Re: Window safety glass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    I thought those frosted type windows were safety glass, although I've never actually found the sticker or ID bug on them stating so.
    The lack of those visible etching identifications is reason to 'assume' they are not safety glass. Those markings are required to be visible 'after glazing',i.e., after the glazing is installed and trimmed out.

    No ID mark, no tickee, no tickee, no laundry.

    Of course, though, there is always the 'Jerry Test' to see if it *was* or *was not* safety glass - a hammer works nicely ...

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Default Re: Window safety glass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    The lack of those visible etching identifications is reason to 'assume' they are not safety glass. Those markings are required to be visible 'after glazing',i.e., after the glazing is installed and trimmed out.

    No ID mark, no tickee, no tickee, no laundry.

    Of course, though, there is always the 'Jerry Test' to see if it *was* or *was not* safety glass - a hammer works nicely ...
    Failed under testing.

    Jerry I am in Florida for 2 weeks. Nice weather you have here!


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    Default Re: Window safety glass?

    Quote Originally Posted by David Banks View Post
    Failed under testing.
    Or ... "passed" under testing.

    Jerry I am in Florida for 2 weeks. Nice weather you have here!
    It is nice here, compared to cold areas like MA. Where are you at this week?

    I was over on the Gulf Coast a couple of weeks ago and the lady at the motel desk is trying to get back up to Rochester, NY - too warm here. Go figure.

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    Default Re: Window safety glass?

    I am at our condo in Pompano Beach. Drove by your exit (Ormond Beach) on Sunday. Got to get back by Dec 7. We may come back in January. Might as well be here the way inspection volume has dropped.

    Last edited by David Banks; 11-20-2007 at 02:03 PM. Reason: Spell

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