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    Safety Railing

    Safety Railing

    New postby InspectorStu on Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:59 pm

    Jerry,
    New homes that have sliding doors for future deck access that are some feet (over 2.5) above the ground, in this particular case, about 8 feet - Where can I find the requirement for a safety rail in the 2006 IRC?
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    Re: Safety Railing

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:44 pm

    The same section which requires guard for decks, etc., applies to that too (see bold and underlined highlighting):
    - SECTION R312
    - - GUARDS
    - - - R312.1 Guards. Porches, balconies, ramps or raised floor surfaces located more than 30 inches (762 mm) above the floor or grade below shall have guards not less than 36 inches (914 mm) in height. Open sides of stairs with a total rise of more than 30 inches (762 mm) above the floor or grade below shall have guards not less than 34 inches (864 mm) in height measured vertically from the nosing of the treads.
    - - - - Porches and decks which are enclosed with insect screening shall be equipped with guards where the walking surface is located more than 30 inches (762 mm) above the floor or grade below.
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    Re: Safety Railing

    New postby InspectorStu on Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:21 pm

    Thanks Codeman
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