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I have no idea, but I would like to point out that I often seen, mainly in architectural magazines, stairs with all-glass railings, without a continuous top trim, with trapezoidal-shaped glass panels with a point at the upper corner.  Meaning that if you slide your hand down the rail, it'll be impaled on that point.  Can't understand how that can be acceptable.

Ralph

In a message dated 9/9/09 1:29:08 PM, vicpeng(--nospam--at)telus.net writes:
Can anyone confirm for me, under any/all US codes, if a continuous top rail
is mandated on all glass "guard rail" systems?  . if it's a judgement call
or if it's not even mentioned .

Thanks

Thor A. Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE
Victoria, BC
Canada