Emergency escape and rescue windows

What would you say about these emergency escape & rescue windows? They do not open fully, they hit the front of the pit at 28 inches. I do not think they at a net clear opening 5.7 square feet. Check out the flashing around the windows!!!


No, no, no, no, no…

Not only no, but HELL NO !!!

Another Harry on the loose. Wind up costing him more in the long run, to get it done right!

Does he work for a silicone caulking manufacturer???


a casement makes a poor choice for an escape window in my opinion, but others may differ…that particular installation however was never finished and that well has to be one of the flimsyest i have ever seen…other than that…

Buck, look at this, it might help.

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Thanks! I used the IRC. There was only 20 inches of opening. But the windows could not be fully open. I need a drink. This area does not have AHJ.

Well, at least, you don’t have to listen to “But it passed code, so it’s alright.” :roll:

20" x what?

20" is the minimum permitted dimension.

Free, online mini egress course: http://education.nachi.org/show.php?course_id=29


http://www.nachi.org/advancedcourses.htm has a video egress course.