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Residential Code requirement for guardrail opening

The residential building code (R312.1.3) limits the maximum space allowed between openings in guardrails.  These areas include; the space between the bottom of the rail and walking surface, as well as the space between balusters.  The size of any of … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for gaurdrail

The residential code (R312.1) requires the use of guardrails when the walking surface is elevated to 30 inches or more above the adjacent grade.  The minimum height of the railing must not be less than 36 inches, except for stairs … Continue reading

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