We all know that we should order all tempered glass with logos. What do you say when customers ask for glass with no logo? Do you talk legalities? Do you say no? Do you tell them that you have no responsibility if the glass breaks?
Table tops don't require a logo under current laws. A logo looks lousy on the dining room table, but what happens if the top breaks, is replaced by an annealed one, that one breaks, and THEN the customer calls you to inspect, and by the way, what is the number of your insurance company and lawyer?
There is no absoluetly right answer, so tells us what you do and what you would like to see in our industry.
As a safety glazing interpreter for ICBO and now IBC, I constantly re-enforce that the safety glazing bug must be permanently applied. The owner or architect do not have the right to instruct its ommission.
When doing seminars for building officials, I caution them on using the provision in the code for using an affidavit or letter listing that safety glass has been used in this installation. Two reasons:
1. This document must be kept on file in the building department forever....an impossibility.
2. As you have stated, when the glass is replaced, an unscrupulous glazier can take the opportunity of replacing with annealed glass.
Furniture glass should be bugged. This is not an archtectural product, therefore not in the authority of the building department. This should probably be an issue for the CPSC.
Lastly, the temperer does not have the right on his own to omit the bug on any architectural glass. This I have communicated to the nation's temperers.
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