I received this photo from Audrey Weiser of DHI – she was looking for some code language that would clearly state that this application is not allowed.  Unfortunately, there isn’t anything (that I can think of) in the model codes.  The AHJ would probably consider it “special knowledge or effort” which is not allowed for the operation of egress hardware, but what if you’re trying to explain to the manager of this retail store why the angle iron is a problem?  Here are some more examples of this condition from a few years ago.


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