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Sep 03 2014

WW: Hot Mess

Category: Egress,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 2:13 pm Comments (6)

I’m feeling like a bit of a hot mess myself right now.  I’m working on a blog post – hopefully for tomorrow, about a code problem involving stairwell reentry requirements.  And it’s not good news.  So if you usually visit to look at the Wordless Wednesday and Fixed-it Friday fails, make a special trip back tomorrow so you’re not left in the dark.

And now, from Edward Marchakitus of Cornell Storefront Systems, the emergency exit on a retail store.  You’ll be happy to know that this is the “before” photo:

Retail Exit Pair

6 Responses to “WW: Hot Mess”

  1. Richard Libowitz says:

    Very much looking forward to your stairway reentry post. Currently reviewing plans for an Alzheimer/dementia unit.

  2. Cda says:

    Looks like a walmart door hardware

  3. Cda says:

    Also if panic hardware is suppose to be there:::

    1008.1.10.1 Installation. Where panic or fire exit hardware is installed, it shall comply with the following:
    1. Panic hardware shall be listed in accordance with UL 305;
    2. Fire exit hardware shall be listed in accordance with UL 10C and UL 305;
    3. The actuating portion of the releasing device shall extend at least one-half of the door leaf width; and
    4. The maximum unlatching force shall not exceed 15 pounds (67 N).

    • Lori says:

      Panic hardware probably isn’t required by code because it’s a Mercantile occupancy, but if it was Educational or Assembly it would have to meet these requirements.

  4. Martin J. Kaywork says:

    There is enough room on the left hand leaf for another sign. Of some sort.

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