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Elevator Machine Rooms

Two of our specwriters recently asked me about elevator machine rooms (which would fit the description of "rooms not normally occupied by humans"), because they had specified manual flush bolts on elevator machine rooms, and had been told that automatic flush bolts are required...

By |2014-12-22T11:58:54-05:00December 22nd, 2014|Code Development|13 Comments

More on Electric Strikes on Fire Door Assemblies

Recently a question from a code official landed in my inbox - "Can an electric strike on a fire door be operated by a motion sensor?" For example, if a door was often used by people carrying boxes or other large items, could a sensor release the strike so the building occupants could just push on the door rather than turning the lever to exit?

By |2017-07-03T18:01:15-04:00October 7th, 2014|Code Development, Electrified Hardware, Fire Doors|10 Comments
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