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Old 09-06-2007, 06:15 PM   #1
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how close to the slab can you install a window?

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Old 09-06-2007, 06:29 PM   #2
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I think [but dont quote me] its 18 inch up from the floor unless the bottom pane is tempered glass.

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To clarify: it's 18 inches from the "finished floor" to the "actual glass".

That is the magic line for ordinary window glass. Below that, you can install glass as long as it is tempered (as already mentioned)...

If you have a window that is not tempered below that mark, you can take remove it (if possible) and take it to a glass shop that can install a 3M product, over the glass, to give it a tempered rating.
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Do you know if that 3M product can be purchased and field applied and if so would it meet code?

My neighbor is getting some pocket replacements done soon and we were just discussing that last night.

Installer wants 130 bucks more a window to do the tempering where applicable.
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The window company is letting you know about the upcharge, the installer is just the messenger.
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In a situation where new glass is being discussed and has not been ordered yet, you are always better off ordering your glass tempered where it is code-required.

Having to go back and get it done after the fact (by coating it with a ''tempering'' film), is not neccessarily a more cost effective solution.

I originally mentioned it as a means of correcting a situation - where the windows, or glass, is already installed, is not tempered, but, does require a tempered rating in order to be code compliant and pass inspections.

Never the less, the companies to look into in your area would be any glass company that does glass "film-coating". Simply call around and ask.
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:27 AM   #7
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I checked my windows which are the same as my neighbors and they are right at 18" aff now. I think the drop below 18" comes in since the new pocket windows will have less frame at the bottom versus the 1970's wooden ones that are in place now.

Thanks for the info!

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