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Old 04-13-2015, 10:02 AM   #21
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The same thing is in the 2015 IBC but it changed slightly. It's 36" instead of 24". And it refers to an ASTM which we don't know what it is.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:00 AM   #22
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How is a baby/toddler supposed to fall out of a BASEMENT window with all due respect to Eric Clapton and the ASTM?

Egress windows installed above basement levels perhaps?

Window with less than 18" above FFL do need tempered glass though?
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How is a baby/toddler supposed to fall out of a BASEMENT window with all due respect to Eric Clapton and the ASTM?

Egress windows installed above basement levels perhaps?

Window with less than 18" above FFL do need tempered glass though?
They won't, but that's not in the code we're referring to. There's a minimum height.
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IBC is more strict than IRC, so most Architects specify IRC for residential construction.

With that said, Tom is right , you have to keep in mind the 612 code. Because if you have a daylight or walkout basement 72" measured from the lowest surface of the opening, i.e bottom of a window well, etc and not the grade. So if there is a window on the first floor with a sill height less than 24" from the floor, a window should have a safety stop on it to prevent it from opening more than 4" or window guards or other safety devices must be installed.
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What's the 2015 IRC say in that section?
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Nanny State 2.0, An Egress window is actually an emergency Door/Exit........

Wait till the Regulators get around to making doorways "safe" for mankind.

But an egress window well without a ladder a kidd or grandma can climb is pretty silly/sad.

So the broken glass (untempered) in the basement nursery isn't an issue?

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18" here before tempered

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