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Feb 26 2014

WW: Laundry Room

Category: Fire Doors,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:05 am Comments (10)
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These photos from Jodie Meyers of Phillips-Langley illustrate exactly what Wordless Wednesday is all about.  This fire door leads to a laundry room in the physical education department of a high school.  The door has plenty of problems (feel free to list them in the comments)…

Laundry Room

But look what’s in the room…does this raise any red flags with you?

Dryer

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10 Responses to “WW: Laundry Room”

  1. John Emry says:

    Doesn’t look like a 1-3/4″ door. Maybe something built by the shop class/staff?

  2. Dave says:

    Louver to start with. Unless it has a fire damper. Hinges have been modified by thru-bolting. Mop plate on the push side (doesn’t affect rating). Doesn’t appear to be self closing.
    The bull dog with the 4X4 on his head is unique.
    It is a labeled frame, but don’t see a tag on the door.
    What did I miss guys?

  3. Cda says:

    I think the wood holding the dryer door is not fire retardant wood

  4. Mojo says:

    No closer.
    Louver not allowed in rated door.
    Hinge repair not acceptable.
    Door appears to be wider than allowed for a rated opening.

  5. Dwight Isaacs says:

    The “I fixed it” dryer itself is a fire hazard. Per the NFPA: Dryers and washing machines were involved in one out of every 22 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2006-2010

  6. Jamo Ladd says:

    I think the door and the dryer door holder were engineered by the same person.

  7. Richard says:

    Fire exit to laundry room?????? Apart from everything being all wrong on the door and dryer door redneck holder, What part did i miss???? Where is this school?? OMG

  8. Rich says:

    All of the above + how are the gaps on this re-engineered door. Is the bottom gap larger than 1″. Is there anything right with this door other than maybe the locking device.

  9. Daniel Ferry, AHC says:

    I am reading a lot of assumptions being made above.
    Nothing wrong with half surface hinges when through bolts & grommet nuts are being used on a wood door. Backer plate works as well.
    If they had through bolted the original full mortise hinge as noted above a few times, there would be 4 screw holes, not 3. Cannot make out ball bearings on the hinges, but could be concealed.
    Hard to tell, but it does appear that full mortise hinges were originally used on the door. Steel fillers need to be installed.
    Again, you cannot tell with the picture, but could be a 4′ wide door and probably is 1 3/4″ thick. Extra blocking rings would be needed on the mortise cylinder if this door was thinner.
    You can see something going over to the back of the door, but doubtful that it is a closer arm.
    And finally, as noted above, louver must be fusible link and door must be 45 minute. Fusible link louver not allowed on a 20 minute door nor a 90 minute wood door. Cannot tell from this picture, but blade spacing looks too tight to be a fusible link louver.
    Would have to check codes, but must this door swing out of the space? Could be grandfathered in if this is an old school.

    Then knowing what part of the country that the photographer is from, and being an alumnus of their in-state rival, I would have to destroy the bulldog. LOL.

  10. Salim Ishaq says:

    There is nothing left for me to add everything I wanted to say has been said. 🙂 good observation by everyone.

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