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Nov 25 2015

WW: Happy Thanksgiving!

Category: Egress,Panic Hardware,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:26 am Comments (10)
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Thanksgiving Door

From a university which will go unnamed. 

10 Responses to “WW: Happy Thanksgiving!”

  1. Charles says:

    Ahhh, our young leaders of tommorow!!

  2. Sheldon says:

    A tree in front of an exit?!?!

  3. Ryan Pfeiffer says:

    How about that RHR door sag? Is it even latching?

  4. Charles says:

    Ohhh and :::

    ¡Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias! ¡Y no coman demasiado pavo!

  5. Marcus Muirhead says:

    Hi Lori,

    Is Thanksgiving celebrated in Mexico?

    Thx,

    mwm

    • Lori says:

      It’s not celebrated by most Mexicans, but there are plenty of Americans here who were hunting for cranberry sauce.

      – Lori

  6. John Payson says:

    It’s clear that placing large quantities of combustible material directly in front of a fire door could greatly reduce its effectiveness, as you observe in other blog entries. To what extent, though, would the quantity of combustible material shown here have any meaningful effect? Would that quantity of material pose any actual danger, or is it forbidden merely in the interest of avoiding a “slippery slope”?

    • Lori says:

      I don’t know that the paper would have a huge effect on the performance of the door during a fire, but it’s an egress issue because the model codes do not allow decorations, etc. to disguise doors. You could argue that these still look like doors, but it looks like the paper is preventing the doors from closing properly. Also – signage is limited to 5% of the surface area on a fire door.

      – Lori

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