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Jul 26 2009

Violators Will Be Fined!

Category: Egress,Funky Applications,Reader PhotosLori @ 10:50 pm Comments (4)
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When a delayed egress lock is used on an egress door, the codes require signage instructing the building occupant to “PUSH UNTIL ALARM SOUNDS, DOOR CAN BE OPENED IN 15 SECONDS.” When the code official approves a 30-second delay, the signage must reflect that increase.  At least the signage on this egress door (yes, there is an exit sign which is not visible in the photo) will keep the person occupied while he or she waits for 30 seconds to pass.  😉

signs-on-door

This photo was submitted by Peter Leszczak of PSL Engineering.  Thanks Peter!

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4 Responses to “Violators Will Be Fined!”

  1. Shane FitzGerald says:

    Apart from the signage issue, I believe there are other code concerns/violations.
    viz. Clear height w/ vertical mag-lock & mounting height of the keyswitch.
    Maybe it’s 10 ft door; thankfully you’re not in a bilingual jurisdiction!

    PS Enjoyed your site, will visit again, Thx, Shane

    • Lori says:

      Hi Shane –

      Yes, there may be other issues with this one. The projection of the mag-lock may not be a problem because some projections into the clear opening width are allowed (4″ projection between 34″ and 80″ a.f.f.). I don’t know what the keyswitch does – it’s definitely above the allowable height for an accessible door, but since you can exit without using the keyswitch and the door may not need to be accessible, it might be ok. How’s that for wishy-washy? 😉

      Maybe Peter will weigh in on this one and give us his opinion.

      I’m glad you like the site! Please come back and leave me any feedback you’d like to share.

      – Lori

  2. Samson Porter says:

    On this paticular photo wouldnt there be a conflict not having a crash bar? Also with a door knob/lever wouldnt it be in conflict with the directions on the door S well?

    • Lori says:

      Hi Samson –

      I can’t tell for sure from the photo whether panic hardware is required. I’m pretty sure this was in a health care facility, so the model codes would only require panic hardware if this door was serving an assembly space like the cafeteria.

      – Lori

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