Originally Posted By: jpeck
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From the 2003 IRC.
[B] R308.4 Hazardous locations. The following shall be considered specific hazardous locations for the purposes of glazing:
- 7. Glazing in an individual fixed or operable panel, other than those locations described in Items 5 and 6 above, that meets all of the following conditions:
- - 7.1. Exposed area of an individual pane greater than 9 square feet (0.836 m2).
- - 7.2. Bottom edge less than 18 inches (457 mm) above the floor.
- - 7.3. Top edge greater than 36 inches (914 mm) above the floor.
- - 7.4. One or more walking surfaces within 36 inches (914 mm) horizontally of the glazing.
Exception: The following products, materials and uses are exempt from the above hazardous locations:
5. Glazing in Section R308.4, Items 7 and 10, when a protective bar is installed on the accessible side(s) of the glazing 36 inches +/-2 inches (914 mm +/- 51 mm) above the floor. The bar shall be capable of withstanding a horizontal load of 50 pounds per linear foot (74.5 kg/m)without contacting the glass and be a minimum of 11/2 inches (38 mm) in height.
I think the Exception # 5 is what you are looking for.