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Old 12-18-2014, 09:24 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the minimum window height for window opening for the second floor of a house.

We were going to replace the old wood ones with vinyl. Right now they start 24" off the floor.

This is in Los Angeles

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Do you mean minimum total height or height from the floor?

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Height from floor. The window opening starts 24" from the floor.

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Height from floor. The window opening starts 24" from the floor.

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Yours will have to be Tempered glass at that height from the floor. Your local building code office in LA will have the information, which is available online at their website.
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I've been searching online for this info for hours but could not find it

http://dpw.lacounty.gov/BSD/lib/fp/B...iew%20List.pdf

from what I read it looks like the window sill just has to be 24 in from floor? but I don't see where it has to be tempered or anything about second story floors?

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I've been searching online for this info for hours but could not find it

http://dpw.lacounty.gov/BSD/lib/fp/B...iew%20List.pdf

from what I read it looks like the window sill just has to be 24 in from floor? but I don't see where it has to be tempered or anything about second story floors?
All of my windows sit around 24" from the floor and are all Tempered Double pane windows. My storms out are not, because they are about 5' to 5-1/2' off of the ground for the windows. They are just standard Single pane glass for the storm's.

With you being in Earthquake country, most likely it would be wise to get Tempered/safety glass type windows, regardless of the height from the floor.
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18" or below off the floor for tempered.
https://mybuildingpermit.com/Constuc...et%2019_09.pdf

Of coarse you should always check locally to be sure.
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It will depend on what local building code office has set it at. You might have to call someone there to get your answer.
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18" or below off the floor for tempered.
https://mybuildingpermit.com/Constuc...et%2019_09.pdf

Of coarse you should always check locally to be sure.
So based on that I would not have to temper it? I just need regular windows right?

It's second story 24 in off the floor.
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So based on that I would not have to temper it? I just need regular windows right?

It's second story 24 in off the floor.
Again it is going to be up to the Building Codes office to tell you if you need tempered or not, since you are in Earthquake country.

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