I have heard people say that it’s ok to lock doors with non-code-compliant locking methods when the building is not occupied. I never recommend this practice, since these security devices always seem to end up being used when the building IS occupied. The door in these photos is at the top of the stairs in a bar, exiting from a non-sprinkled basement assembly room that is used for weddings and parties. The occupant load is at least 150 people.
What do you think? OK (for after-hours) or NO WAY?
Thank you to Dave Cox, Fire Marshal/Deputy Chief of the Brainerd Fire Department for today’s Fixed-it Friday photos!