Today’s Wordless Wednesday photo was sent by Nolan Thrope of Allegion…this is a cross-corridor fire door in a school.  The closer is missing as well as the obvious hinge problem.  Sadly, this type of neglect is not uncommon.  🙁

THIS is why the requirement for fire door inspections MUST be enforced.  If a state has adopted the 2009 edition of the International Fire Code, or the 2009 edition of NFPA 1, NFPA 101, or a later edition of any of these codes, annual inspections of fire door assemblies are required unless the reference to maintenance in accordance with NFPA 80 has been purposely deleted.  If an AHJ is not enforcing the requirements for fire door inspections, I’d love to know why not.

Misaligned Hinge Pin

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