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    Default Inner window sill height

    Not pertaining to EERO, unless that is what it falls under, a living room by the way, exterior is less than six feet from grade, what is the required minimum inner window sill height in residential one and two family homes.
    I am under the understanding 24" is the minimum required height.
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    Just finalizing a report and I can not log into my NBCC account.
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    Default Re: Inner window sill height

    How far down is grade below to sill (bottom of the opening)?

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    Default Re: Inner window sill height

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    How far down is grade below to sill (bottom of the opening)?
    36 inches.

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    Default Re: Inner window sill height

    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERT YOUNG View Post
    Not pertaining to EERO, unless that is what it falls under, a living room by the way, exterior is less than six feet from grade, what is the required minimum inner window sill height in residential one and two family homes.
    I am under the understanding 24" is the minimum required height.
    sill height.JPG


    Just finalizing a report and I can not log into my NBCC account.
    Thanks in advance.
    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERT YOUNG View Post
    36 inches.
    From the IRC:
    - R312.1 Window fall protection.
    - - basically says that if the top of the sill (bottom of opening) is less than 24 inches above the interior finished floor where the grade or surface outside is greater than 72 inches below the sill - otherwise protection for the window opening is required

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    Default Re: Inner window sill height

    Thanks.

    On another subject.
    I am doing a phase inspection. Gutted home.
    Exterior window/sill height, cobbled sloped brick, are at 27" above grade if my memory services me well.
    The CMHC mortgage / home inspector consultant recommended the brick courses be increased to 36" to protect anyone from tripping/falling into the window that is not safety glass and injuring themselves.
    Geez, these guys get under my skin!!!!
    Not only is the window to large, energy loss is a no brainier, it comes down to no fix his way, no mortgage.

    Conflicted interest form a real short sighted inspector.
    Too bad.
    So sad.

    I recommended, get another mortgage company.

    A window well to allow the correct depth from the outer sill, or other protective measure like a guardrail, would pacify this height deficiency and be less costly.

    The client is allowed as long as she has a home inspector OK the procedure.
    I thought the CMHI inspector was an inspector?

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