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May 11 2018

FF: Positive Latching

Category: FDAI,Fire Doors,Fixed-it FridayLori @ 12:43 am Comments (6)

As hopefully most of you know by now, corridor doors in health care facilities are required by NFPA 101 to have positive-latching hardware.  Lance Werner of Allegion sent me this photo of a pair of fire doors in a nursing home, leading to a linen storage room.  A Schlage LM9200 would have been a much better solution.

6 Responses to “FF: Positive Latching”

  1. Cda says:

    They have tall people that work there!!!

  2. Tony Calistro says:

    Some years ago you would see several latchsets, on pairs of doors in health care facilities, with 48″ down sets latching into the header. These were knobs of course, is such a latch still made? Is this still a viable solution where levers are not required?


    Let’s just hope they don’t hire short caretakers … Is that politically correct?. Perhaps it should be vertically challenged.

  4. David Barbaree says:

    Somebody did a lot of work to install those but I’m not sure those handles are at ADA compliant height.

  5. Stanley Maziuk says:

    What is the backset of those levers? Sure looks like more than 2 3/4″.

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