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any code rules i need to know as to how close to the corner of the house a window can be installed? the best setup i can do is to put a window within 20" of the outside corner. 6x6 construction.
anyone?

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They have windows that give the appearance of an "all window" corner. So you can go as close as you want
As long as the main power feed to the house is not near the window
Must be 18" off the floor or you need tempered glass
 

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cool, i thought as much, but better safe than sorry when it comes to inspection time....
24+ off the floor, tempered anyways and no power anywhere near.
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I think you have to have that corner's shear panel start within 5' of the corner, if memory serves me. Then the panel has to be 34" wide continuous. You may want to verify that. "Where a panel is located on one side of the opening, the header must extend between the inside face of the first full-length stud of the panel and the bearing studs at the other end of the opening---R602.10.6.2 for one story buildings" Be safe, GBAR
 

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does this apply to just the headers? i'm not really adding any headers....
not for support anyways. two 2x12s are my headers, inside and out.
the other edge (around the corner) will be solid for around 6 feet or more till the next window.
i can post a pic if it helps

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No problem. And I have also done sliding glass doors that open to 12' per side (from a corner) with absolutely no corner post at all. Took a fair amount of engineered cantilever in the header beam, but it worked well.
 

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Mouse, your house isn't really conventional construction. There are requirements for braced wall lines, but they don't necessarily mean that windows can't be put in corners. It can certainly be done. Check with your inspector who is familiar with your house's construction to see if he'll require anything at that particular location for the braced wall line.

As for tempered glass, the previous statements are HALF right. Glass does not have to be tempered if within 18" of the floor UNLESS that piece of glass exceeds 9 square feet. If you have an 8.9 square foot window you can put it right at the floor without tempering the glass. A 9 square foot (or larger) window set at 18.1" is not required to be tempered either. It is always a better idea to temper it anyway but the code does not require it.
 

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Mouse, your house isn't really conventional construction. There are requirements for braced wall lines.
yeah, i'm an unconventional kinda guy for sure.... lol
what are the requirements? i do NOT want to have to talk to the inspector unless it's absolutely necessary.
does this look right? or should i tear it down and do it again?

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