I have just returned from California and a visit with family for Thanksgiving.
Now I must turn to following up on past projects that need attention as well as looking towards new jobs that have crossed my desk.
Today I am picking up some special order glass for a project that the customer wants for some large windows that do not currently meet code.
The code requires all glazing that is withing 18" of a walking surface or within 12" of a door to be tempered. This home was built in 1980, and it seems as if that particular part of the code was not being enforced at the time. It may have to do with availability of materials at the time but probably more due to lack of knowledge on the contractor or inspector involved. I encounter this type of thing quite a bit.
Another common safety violation is using a hollow core door between living area and a garage.
this door must be a 1 hour fire door with self closing hinges. Also enclosed garages must have sloped floors. I can go on but there have been so many of these types of non compliant issue over the years that it would get boring.
Later I am looking at modifying some recently installed kitchen cabinets in order for a larger refrigerator to fit. Then I am checking out a project where the client wants a new patio door.
I can post the details of those projects later as the may prove helpful to anyone that is contemplating a similar project.
Feel free to post questions about your projects and I will do my best to assist you.