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    Was it not 1996 that picket spacing went to 4"?

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    Default Re: deck picket spacing

    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Clark View Post
    Was it not 1996 that picket spacing went to 4"?

    The 1994 Standard Building Code was 6" and the 1997 Standard Building Code was 4".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Clark View Post
    Was it not 1996 that picket spacing went to 4"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    The 1994 Standard Building Code was 6" and the 1997 Standard Building Code was 4".
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    And in 2010 it needs to be written up as a Saftey Issue.
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    Default Re: deck picket spacing

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
    And in 2010 it needs to be written up as a Saftey Issue.

    Yes Sir, it sure does.

    Just like writing up the 12" spacing from a 1900 house ... may not have been recognized as a safety hazard then, but it sure is now.

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    Default Re: deck picket spacing

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    The 1994 Standard Building Code was 6" and the 1997 Standard Building Code was 4".

    Thanks Jerry. Could not find my documentation on that one.


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    Default Re: deck picket spacing

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    The 1994 Standard Building Code was 6" and the 1997 Standard Building Code was 4".
    I also think so.


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    Default Re: deck picket spacing

    Does it make a difference what year the requirements went into effect? Was a 4+ inch baluster spacing any safer any number of years ago?

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