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    Default Tempered glass

    When a window, which normally is not tempered, is located within 24 inch of the fixed side of a slider door ( more than 24 inch from moving side of slider door), does it need to be tempered? The window & the door are in the same wall.

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    Default Re: Tempered glass

    No, the fixed-in-place (non-operable) panel is like wall space, like a large fixed "picture window", and the non-operable window is already safety glass and meets the safety glass requirements for hazardous locations.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Default Re: Tempered glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    No, the fixed-in-place (non-operable) panel is like wall space, like a large fixed "picture window", and the non-operable window is already safety glass and meets the safety glass requirements for hazardous locations.
    Hi Gerald,

    Sorry for the late reply. That would be the simple short answer with Jerry going easy on you, and your information was vague with the window locations just in relationship to each other. But as those of us in different states/regions know, there are different requirements for certain locations and scenarios (you listed none), depending on your municipal 'adoption' of the Codes, the year of the home, 'original' windows or 'replacement' with proper permits, the size of that window pane, within so many inches of a 'walking surface' (not just 'side distance' from a slider or 'hinged door'), within so many inches of the exterior walkway less than 3 feet away with 'no physical barrier' separation, OR within a 'pool/spa' enclosure, that window might have to be tempered/safety glazing. It would be good for everyone seeing your question and Jerry's answer to familiarize themselves with their local codes (if any) and any exceptions, for any of those situations they come across in their inspections to 'get it right.'

    Steve Lottatore


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