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Is this a code violation? The up stairs balcony over looking the downstairs has a rail that is 19'3" and very wobbly. In fact if a large person would lean on the rail, there is no doubt that it would pull out of the floor and wall and cause death or injury.

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Originally posted by Southbeach

Is this a code violation? The up stairs balcony over looking the downstairs has a rail that is 19'3" and very wobbly. In fact if a large person would lean on the rail, there is no doubt that it would pull out of the floor and wall and cause death or injury.

Please see the picture

The IRC requires that the guard be able to support a 200# point load in any direction at any point along the top rail.

(Table R301.5)

-Jim Katen, Oregon

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