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SEC. 91.6717.  TESTS – GENERAL.
   (Added by Ord. No. 171,175, Eff. 7/25/96.)
 
   Doors, windows, and similar closures of security openings regulated by the provisions of this division, including the frames, jambs, hardware and locking devices of such closures, shall be shown to satisfactorily pass the tests specified in this division. The tests shall be performed by an approved testing laboratory on the units as installed at the jobsite or installed in test assemblies constructed according to the manufacturer’s details.  Each typical job installation shall be tested or the units shall be constructed and installed in conformance to a General Approval issued by the Department.
 
91.6717.1.  Sliding Glass Doors.  Panels shall be closed and locked.  Tests shall be performed in the following order:
 
   1.   Test A.  With the panels in the normal position, a concentrated load of 300 pounds shall be applied separately to each vertical pull stile incorporating a locking device at a point on the stile within six inches of the locking device in the direction parallel to the plane of glass that would tend to open the door.
 
   2.   Test B.  Repeat Test A while simultaneously adding a concentrated load of 150 pounds to the same area of the same stile in a direction perpendicular to the plane of glass toward the interior side of the door.
 
   3.   Test C.  Repeat Test B with 150–pound force in the reverse direction toward the exterior side of the door.
 
   4.   Tests D, E and F.  Repeat Tests A, B and C with the movable panel lifted upwards to its full limit within the confines of the door frame.
 
   5.   Moveable panels shall not be rendered easily openable or removable from the frame during or after the tests or the panel shall have failed the test.
 
91.6717.2.  Sliding Glass Windows.  Sash shall be closed and locked.  Tests shall be performed in the following order:
 
   1.   Test A.  With the sliding sash in the normal position, a concentrated load of 150 pounds shall be applied separately to each sash member incorporating a locking device at a point on the sash member within six inches of the locking device in the direction parallel to the plane of glass that would tend to open the window.
 
   2.   Test B.  Repeat Test A while simultaneously adding a concentrated load of 75 pounds to the same area of the same sash member in the direction perpendicular to the plane of glass toward the interior side of the window.
 
   3.   Test C.  Repeat Test B with the 75–pound force in the reversed direction toward the exterior side of the window.
 
   4.   Tests D, E and F.  Repeat Tests A, B and C with the movable sash lifted upwards to its full limit within the confines of the window frame.
 
   5.   Movable panels shall not be rendered easily openable or removable from the frame during or after the tests or the panel shall have failed the test.