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Old 03-05-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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Default Anybody know if a plexiglass window pane in an apartment is illegal?

I know this may be an arcane question, but is using plexiglass for a window pane instead of real glass illegal or a violation in an apartment in a NYC residential building?
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:37 AM
 
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Off the top of my head I would say that plexiglass sounds like a viable alternative. Having something unbreakable seems a plus.

All web discussions seem to involve Lexan and Plexiglass in CAR windows,
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:38 AM
 
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I know this may be an arcane question, but is using plexiglass for a window pane instead of real glass illegal or a violation in an apartment in a NYC residential building?

Why would it be illegal? It is much stronger than glass and does not shatter and small pieces fly all over the room like glass does if it gets broken.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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My only thought for possible illegality is the inability of firemen to smash their way in as they so love to do.

I guess the same issues might be raised for using steel panels instead of windowpanes? Perhaps with lovely forest views painted on the inside, to hide a brick wall 3 feet away.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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Might be an issue with fire codes since it can burn easily.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:54 PM
 
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I know this may be an arcane question, but is using plexiglass for a window pane instead of real glass illegal or a violation in an apartment in a NYC residential building?
Not if the window is a lot-line window. If the window is 3'-0" or less from another residential building then you have to protect the window so that fire doesnt spread from 1 bldg to the next. Look up at the ceiling by the window you should have a sprinkler head there too.
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