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May 29 2013

WW: Manufacturer’s Standard Fasteners

This photo of a hospital corridor door was sent by Hyun Myung KangI’m pretty sure this installation doesn’t comply with NFPA 80. 

Wrong Fasteners

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8 Responses to “WW: Manufacturer’s Standard Fasteners”

  1. Chuck says:

    Should have used lead shields 🙂

  2. Cda says:

    Appears they used the wrong size anchors

  3. David DeFilippo says:

    It looks to be a repair of a repair. The screws also look incorrect. The thread looks like drywall fasteners. The heads don’t fit the countersink in the hinge

  4. Safecrackin Sammy says:

    Hmmmmmmm…

    Fire and plastic…..

    Nuff said….

  5. Jamo Ladd says:

    David,think you see what I saw. Drywall screws used (not proper size wood screw).
    Chuck, I am not sure lead shield would have the holding power. I really do not know.
    Being a corridor would a 20 min rating be a good assumption. If so, would steel hinge flller plate and UL continuous hinge be better (with minor door repair)?

    • Lori says:

      I think Chuck was just kidding. 😉

    • Lori says:

      And to answer your question…it’s hard to know what the rating is or should be, but there’s a point where it’s time to replace the door instead of trying to repair it. That point isn’t strictly defined, but the integrity of the fire resistance must be maintained.

  6. Tbone7770 says:

    I think they should use the old lifetime of installation warranty

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