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    Is there any limit on the size of a sliding glass doors ?

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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    The good thing is, if you got the big wind like we have here, you could probably see the glass flex in about 6" before it exploded. Sorry Ron, dont have an answer about the size...

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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    Is there any limit on the size of a sliding glass doors ?

    I guess the the answer is, when it becomes to big to be a sliding glass door, it becomes a sliding glass wall.


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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    Is there any limit on the size of a sliding glass doors ?

    Nice!

    But ...

    ... there did not used to be any limitations on things like that, but then some little storm named Hurricane Andrew came through Miami-Dade County back in '92 and the world of construction and building codes changed ... ... forever ...

    ... for the better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
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    Is there any limit to the size of a broker's _ _ _ ?
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    Why Yes There Is.

    Take the Size of a Lexus Door subtract the Appendage ,

    Add the Thickness of said coverings, allow for Swelling from Water Retention ( ie Big Gulps & Snack Cakes.)

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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    Those big glass doors (especially old ones that aren't safety glass) can really chew a person up. If you ever get a chance ask an ER room nurse how many people they see in a year that have walked through one. I don't often write it up but I usually point out to people that some stickers would be a good idea... especially if they have kids.


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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    I rode my tricycle through a floor to ceiling window when I was just a wee one. No injures, Quite miraculously, just regular old glass. Guess I was going fast enough so when the rest came down it did not cut me in half.


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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    there is a black hole factor somewhere in there too I believe


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    I wonder how many birds thoes doors are responsible for killing. It is a beautiful view but the best thing to occur with them is a brick. More likely they are neither tempered or laminated, just guillotine shards of glass.


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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    how heavy is that door? Was it hard to open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
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    there is a black hole factor somewhere in there too I believe
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    Only if They are a National Affiliate .
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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    When I was a kid there was a guy that ran out the back sliding glass door like these to jump in his pool But the door was shut. He was all cut up from the glass.

    A called for a glass contractor to inspect the doors and advise as necessary of all safety issues. there is some fungus damage at the lower exterior siding of the floors. so the doors may need to come out for repairs in that area.

    Its going to take 3 Men and a big boy to remove these doors...

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    What's amazing is the size of the header above that door. Good so far, it hasn't sagged.

    Ted, guys like you on your little trike are the reason bicycle helmets are now mandatory around here.

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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    What's amazing is the size of the header above that door. Good so far, it hasn't sagged.

    Ted, guys like you on your little trike are the reason bicycle helmets are now mandatory around here.
    Funny how bicycles require helmets and motor cycles don't


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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Fellman View Post
    Those big glass doors (especially old ones that aren't safety glass) can really chew a person up. If you ever get a chance ask an ER room nurse how many people they see in a year that have walked through one.
    When I was about 10 I went over to play with my best friend. (We were playing Civil War in the woods behind his house.) We went back to the house to get something and when I followed him into the basement I closed the sliding glass door. (The door was closed when we got to the house so I left it the way we found it.) A couple of minutes later we headed back outside with my friend leading the way. Before I could say anything he walked through the glass door. This was circa 1965 so the door was plate glass. A shard came down and sliced open the back of his hand. His mother rushed him to the hospital (only a mile or two away) and we waited while he got stitched up. He still has that nasty scar.

    To this day I do not walk through a sliding glass door without sticking my hand out to make sure I won't walk into the glass.

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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    Measure the length of the windows versus the length of the wall. There is a percentage of opening allowed per length of wall.
    Also, it is noteworthy to add that you may want to check the hold downs at the end of of those sliding doors, as well as a strap above and check header build-up. That's a long span, and I,m sure the engineering should be checked (if there was one done).
    Please let me know what you find in the above.


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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    Or a rock and a broom..

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    Its going to take 3 Men and a big boy to remove these doors...



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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    I took these photos of a home with a view of the golf course and small lake. There is a control on the wall and a remote control. Both sides slide completely into the wall. The doors are much bigger than they look in these photos. I recommended that they be tested for an auto-stop feature. I wasn't going to test it, I can't even imagine what these windows cost.

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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    That window/doorway proves a couple of things:

    I'd call for a post in there.
    Looks like it has two in the first picture, in line with the beams.

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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    My dad has huge windows too, might want to note that in earthquake california a window will not hold up.

    we added some sheer wall plywood inplace of sheetrock


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    Default Re: One big sliding glass door ?

    That looks awesome. I've been to Prescott several times, and the weather there is pretty top notch. I'll bet they get a lot of use from that open space.

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