One of the most common deficiencies found during a fire door assembly inspection is a fire door that won’t close properly – either because the closing device is not working, has been disabled or removed, or because a non-compliant hold-open device has been added.  Nathan Burkhardt of Opening Technologies sent me this Wordless Wednesday photo of the kick-down stops (holders) they removed from doors on an existing college.  Some were removed from fire doors, and others were removed because they conflicted with the accessibility requirement for a 10-inch-high smooth surface at the bottom of the door.  Wow.

Boxes of Kick Down Stops

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