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Apr 29 2016

FF: Broken Arm

Category: Door Closers,Fire Doors,Fixed-it FridayLori @ 12:10 am Comments (6)

This closer repair obviously qualifies as a Fixed-it Friday photo, but it also left me Wordless.  Thanks to Jim Lenox of Allegion.

Closer Fix


Apr 28 2016

WWYD? Double-Egress Pairs

Category: Code Development,Fire Doors,WWYD?Lori @ 11:46 am Comments (28)

Here’s a question for all of the distributors, fire door inspectors, AHJs, CDCs, and anyone else out there who has an opinion.  When you’re calculating the “prefit” door widths for a double-egress pair (and how much clearance there is at the jambs and meeting stiles), how d0 you measure the clearance at the meeting stiles?  If the doors are fire doors or smoke doors, how would an AHJ / inspector measure the clearance in the field?

This is not specifically addressed in the codes or standards, so see below for the 4 options, and vote!  If you have any thoughts on why the clearance would be measured in a certain way, please leave a comment to elaborate.  I know this question is pretty far into the nitty-gritty, but it’s a real question that came across my desk this morning.  🙂


Double Egress Measurement Scenarios

Apr 27 2016

WW: Doors in the Corn

Category: Egress,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:20 am Comments (5)

In addition to the fact that you’re not supposed to disguise egress doors, those hinges are severely under-engineered for those doors.  Today’s Wordless Wednesday photos sent in by Dave Ilardi of Allegion.

Corn Door 1

Corn Door 2

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