We are having a clawfoot tub installed by the bathroom window in our new home. Builder said that code requires a tempered glass in the window for safety precautions.
that any window that is within 18" from the floor or 24" from the jamb of a door MUST be tempered. Additionally, if you were creating a bathtub "enclosure" then you would be required to provide tempered glazing. The Residential building code section R308.4 covers this issue. If your window meets one of
view the window as an "enclosure" for your tub however, I believe the intent of this code section is to regulate all glass enclosures.
the following is the code section:
R308.4 Hazardous locations. The following shall be considered
specific hazardous locations for the purposes of glazing: