Home Depot home service gave me a quote on vinyl replacement windows.
He told me that the windows in the bathroom must be tempered glass
because of the law. So are the windows in the living room because they
are too close to the floor -about 6 inches above. Does such law exist?
My home is located at des plaines, illinois.
Check with your building department. It is common to require that low
windows have tempered glass. Don't know about bathroms but not required in
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Such a law has existed since 1977.
Nothing magic about bathroom windows unless they are within a tub or
shower enclosure and less than 60" above the walking surface. If the
bottom edge of the living room windows is less than 18" above the
walking surface, they require safety glazing.
Try a google search for (CPSC + "safety glazing"). The way to beat the
bureaucracy is the take the law they are citing and stick it in their
ear. If you know more about the law than they do, you can usually back
them down. Sometimes you can escape the requirement by calling the
division between the upper and lower sash a "chair rail".
Like most everything in life, education is the key; educate yourself.
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