One of the most common deficiencies found during a fire door assembly inspection is a fire door that won’t close properly – either because the closing device is not working, has been disabled or removed, or because a non-compliant hold-open device has been added. Nathan Burkhardt of Opening Technologies sent me this Wordless Wednesday photo of the kick-down stops (holders) they removed from doors on an existing college. Some were removed from fire doors, and others were removed because they conflicted with the accessibility requirement for a 10-inch-high smooth surface at the bottom of the door. Wow.
May 18 2016