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Old 03-29-2018, 05:51 AM   #1
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Custom scenery panels we did for a beautiful home in southern Indiana.

Details: 48"x36", 11ga. steel, powder coat finish. Seven panels total throughout the home.

An engineering buddy and I bought a CNC table and have been doing metalwork like this out of his garage for the past year, so we were thrilled when Hunter Paige Construction asked us to help with the project!
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Looks nice but is there glass in there? If not that would not pass any code here.

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I'm glad you asked because we're learning as we go and try to stay ahead of issues like that for the contractors. It's still in progress so they may be planning to put glass behind it before finishing.

I hadn't thought of glass, but we did consider the safety issue and who would be in the loft area. It's a private bedroom overlooking the living area. The family doesn't have children.

I'll check code here to be sure, but I don't think it's an issue. I'll probably check the code in the NJ area to see what the gap allowances are, too.

Good to know for the future, thanks!


***Update: Indiana code does have tighter requirements (6" here), but I confirmed it wasn't an issue this time given other circumstances. Engineering partner was already on top of it!

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4" sphere cannot pass through
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I'm glad you asked because we're learning as we go and try to stay ahead of issues like that for the contractors. It's still in progress so they may be planning to put glass behind it before finishing.

I hadn't thought of glass, but we did consider the safety issue and who would be in the loft area. It's a private bedroom overlooking the living area. The family doesn't have children.

I'll check code here to be sure, but I don't think it's an issue. I'll probably check the code in the NJ area to see what the gap allowances are, too.

Good to know for the future, thanks!


***Update: Indiana code does have tighter requirements (6" here), but I confirmed it wasn't an issue this time given other circumstances. Engineering partner was already on top of it!


I do t think you checked the right code,

Railing looks great but it isnít complete
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What other circumstances? If someone can walk to the railing it has to meet code, does not matter how much the room is used or how its used.
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Yeah, 4" max on any openings.
A piece of glass would fix it right up. Put the glass on the back side so when dust get stuck between the metal and glass you won't be able to see it as easily.
Or stand the glass off a bit so you can get a duster in there.

Awesome metalwork though.
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It's IRC. Hard to imagine Indiana has a different code than the rest of the country.


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Beautiful work!

CYA to code or not. When little Johnny hangs himself (God forbid), somebody is going to pay..

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Yeah, 4" max on any openings.
A piece of glass would fix it right up. Put the glass on the back side so when dust get stuck between the metal and glass you won't be able to see it as easily.
Or stand the glass off a bit so you can get a duster in there.

Awesome metalwork though.
Incorrect a 4 inch sphere can not pass thru, the opening has to be less than 4" even if its 1/16 smaller I like to make mine even smaller just in case the inspector has small balls
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Incorrect a 4 inch sphere can not pass thru, the opening has to be less than 4" even if its 1/16 smaller I like to make mine even smaller just in case the inspector has small balls
Fair enough.
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Incorrect a 4 inch sphere can not pass thru, the opening has to be less than 4" even if its 1/16 smaller I like to make mine even smaller just in case the inspector has small balls


Unless it's stairs then it can be 4-3/8" between ballusters, and 6" through the bottom triangle.


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Unless it's stairs then it can be 4-3/8" between ballusters, and 6" through the bottom triangle.


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