Code Question: Window Next To Stand Alone Tub With Shower

 
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:23 AM   #1
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Code Question: Window Next To Stand Alone Tub With Shower


I can't seem to find the code on this... here is the story:

1940's story and a half house. Finished attic. Adding a full bath. Home is stucco and for budget a other reasons it would be ideal not to replace the window. The design calls for a claw-foot tub with one of those three handle showers mounted in the center of it. The shower (centered on tub) would be 6" away from a non-tempered window.

Does anybody know the Residential Code requirement for spacing between the shower and window (is 6" OK) and window requirements (In the past when things like windows in stairs that desire tempered glass the building official will let me put a fall guard instead of replacing with tempered glass).
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Old 11-22-2016, 09:08 AM   #2
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Re: Code Question: Window Next To Stand Alone Tub With Shower


60" above any standing or walking surface, or it's tempered glass.

Ask your BI what he's going to require, nobody here can tell you that.

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60" above any standing or walking surface, or it's tempered glass.

Ask your BI what he's going to require, nobody here can tell you that.

Yep.


R308.4 Hazardous locations. The following shall be considered
specific hazardous locations for the purposes of glazing:

5. Glazing in enclosures for or walls facing hot tubs, whirlpools,
saunas, steam rooms, bathtubs and showers where
the bottom exposed edge of the glazing is less than 60
inches (1524 mm) measured vertically above any standing
or walking surface.
Exception: Glazing that is more than 60 inches (1524
mm), measured horizontally and in a straight line, from
the waters edge of a hot tub, whirlpool or bathtub.
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:12 PM   #4
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Ditto to the above, sometimes the inspector will accept safety film applied to the glass but need to verify that with the inspector/building department.
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