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Aug 30 2016

WW: Wild West Fire Exit

Category: Egress,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 11:52 pm Comments (16)

The exit sign over the door was washed out by the flash, but it is there and it is illuminated as required.  I wonder if this door would/could actually be used in an emergency.

Fire Exit Interior

Fire Exit Exterior

16 Responses to “WW: Wild West Fire Exit”

  1. Charles andrrson says:

    A lot of wrong there

  2. Jeff Tock says:

    Is that the inside & outside of the same opening? I hope you said something!

  3. Roger Piane says:

    Hope you told them they are blocking an exit and please move the table. If the owner gets mad politey leave. Then it’s your responsibility to call the state fire Marshal. Action saves lives.

  4. Branden says:

    You’d have to be careful coming out the exit so you wouldn’t run into the horse tied to the post outside.

  5. jutzi says:

    Everybody be sure to check out the September issue of Doors & Hardware. Our gal Lori is the subject of the “Member Spotlight”! Great article and photo of her!

    • Lori says:

      I’m thinking about posting it here so the non-DHI members can read it, but the article makes me sound like a hardware goddess!

      – Lori

  6. Bill Elliott says:

    Which you are.

  7. jutzi says:

    Well – – aren’t you?

  8. Rich says:

    They would not like me as a fire marshal. Give them one warning in writing explaining how it should be. The next time they do it, inspect at 5:30 on a Friday. Tell the manager to send everyone out, lock the door and then we will discuss the violation and remedy on Monday morning when the Fire Marshal’s office opens.

  9. David Scott Kenyon says:

    Okay – We all agree that the table is blocking the exit door (Stupid), however look at all the other irregularities. There is no exit device only a thumb latch push/pull. There is a deadbolt that is retractable from inside, cylinder outside – another code violation. This door should have a minimum 3′-0″ landing on the exit side of the door – not stairs. This door is a tragedy waiting to happen!

    • Lori says:

      Hi David –

      If it is a small restaurant with an occupant load of less than 50, the door would not require a panic and could also be inswinging. I don’t think the tiny thumbturn on the deadbolt meets the requirements for no tight grasping/pinching/twisting of the wrist, but at least it appears to be the only latching hardware so one operation would release the latch. On the other hand it may be a large restaurant in which case the swing and hardware are completely unacceptable.

      – Lori

  10. Daniel Poehler says:

    You would also need to address the steps.

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