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    New Window placement

    New Window placement

    New postby mtCDCcb on Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:01 pm

    I am looking to place a new widow (inoperable, 1st level) on the side of my home. I hope to place it between my gas meter and a transformer. Are there any clearance requirement for the window from these 2 items?
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    Re: New Window placement

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:44 pm

    As long as the window is inoperable, then it is a 'wall area' and not an 'opening'.

    Building openings would have clearance requirements.
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    Re: New Window placement

    New postby mtCDCcb on Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:04 pm

    It appears that is actually a casement window and is operable... I misspoke... in this case what would the clearances from the gas meter and transformer be?
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    Re: New Window placement

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:02 am

    Generally speaking, there are clearances around gas meters and the vents at the regulators which are typically next to the gas meters.

    As I recall, the clearance to an ignition source is 3 feet and the clearance to a building opening is 5 feet (a window is a building opening).

    The best source for this information is your gas company as they will have their requirements, which may be more restrictive than the NFPA codes (which may or may not be adopted for your area).
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