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    Default Storm window at interior

    I came across an older house that had almost all new windows. One of the windows that was not new had a storm window at the interior wich prevented the window from opening.
    This is a first for me and I was wondering how others would report it.

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    Default Re: Storm window at interior

    Definite egress issue.


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    Default Re: Storm window at interior

    Egress issue IF it is the only window in a bedroom with only 1 door. Otherwise just a defective window operation.


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    Default Re: Storm window at interior

    In need of repair, water entry is likely. The window does not open, so it is not functioning as intended.
    Double whammy (technical term) if it is a window needed for egress from a bedroom.

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    Default Re: Storm window at interior

    Triple whammy ...

    No natural ventilation as required either.

    By the way, the 'two doors' does not solve the problem either - there needs to be two 'paths' (means of egress) in opposite directions. Two doors, opening into one hallway, going to the down stairs does not fulfill that requirement (option).

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    Default Re: Storm window at interior

    Okay, my English as a third language issue is rearing its head again. 'splain to me please, the issue of a door to the outside in a sleeping area not sufficing for emergency egress. Thanks.

    Last edited by Thom Walker; 05-22-2007 at 08:11 PM. Reason: Bad wording
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    Default Re: Storm window at interior

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Walker View Post
    Okay, my English as a third language issue is rearing its head again. 'splain to me please, the issue of a door to the outside in a sleeping area not sufficing for emergency egress. Thanks.
    'Cause that's not what was said.

    This is what was said: "Egress issue IF it is the only window in a bedroom with only 1 door."

    Nothing in there about "door" + "to" + "outdoors/outside".

    Just "1 door". There could be 2 doors, neither leading directly to the outdoors.

    Capice? (speelin'?)

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    Capiche (sp?)

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