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Opinion: Sleeping room window sash replacements

Inquiry:

98-48a (formally 97-35)

Subject: 

Sleeping room window sash replacements

Code:

1994 UBC Sections 310.4 and 3402 (yr., title, section)

Submitted By:

MN B.O. Uniformity Committee

Approved By:

Thomas R. Joachim, State Building Official

Issue Date: 

August 3, 1998 (previously July 18, 1997)

Question:  

What minimum net clear opening dimensions and sill mounting height are required after replacing the window sashes with either a pocket unit (sashes and new jambs) or new sash and jamb liners?

Answer:

As this work is considered maintenance, the remodeled windows need only comply with any code provisions in effect when they were originally installed.

Division comments:

Adopted by committee September 25, 1996 and ratified at the 41st Annual Institute of Building Officials on January 17, 1997

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