replacing glass in doors

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Old 10-10-18, 05:11 PM
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replacing glass in doors

I believe most of us know that replacing broken glass in a door must be either plexiglass or tempered glass. However, today I sent a customer to a reputable glass and window repair shop and advised him that he must have the glass replaced in his door with plexi or tempered and that I cannot use typical window glass to fix his door.

Later that day he called me back to advise me that they told him as long as the glass section is above 3 feet from bottom of door, ordinary window glass is OK.

Can anybody collaborate this? And is the glass type a state by state law or is it a national law?
 
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Old 10-10-18, 05:51 PM
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Not a chance. They are wrong and it's a standard building code pretty much everywhere except the backwoods.
 
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Old 10-10-18, 06:13 PM
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Thanks X. That's what I thought. In fact our policy is no window glass in any doors.
 
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I wasn't aware this had changed. So technically all those gorgeous and expensive wooden doors with leaded glass half-lights in the top 1/3 are all non-compliant?
I just installed one 3 years ago...
 
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Decorative doors with leaded panels and such often have the fancy glass encased inside tempered glass or the panels are not actually glass. I've seen some that are acrylic or some other plastic. Basically they find ways to make "pretty" glass meet the safety requirements.
 
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Old 10-11-18, 04:23 PM
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Corroborate...not collaborate.

Sorry, today I'm like the scorpion in the frog and scorpion fable..."It's just my nature.".

There are all sorts or rules and specs about tempered glass in windows and such...but on doors it's simple. No regular glass in doors.
 
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Old 10-11-18, 04:58 PM
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Corroborate...not collaborate.
cor·rob·o·rate
kəˈräbəˌrāt/
verbverb: corroborate; 3rd person present: corroborates; past tense: corroborated; past participle: corroborated; gerund or present participle: corroborating
  1. confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).

    col·lab·o·rate
    kəˈlabəˌrāt/
    verbverb: collaborate; 3rd person present: collaborates; past tense: collaborated; past participle: collaborated; gerund or present participle: collaborating
    1. work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something.


 
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Old 10-11-18, 05:19 PM
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Right...we all collaborated to corroborate that you were right and that the guy was wrong.
 
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