FDAI

FF: Positive Latching

As hopefully most of you know by now, corridor doors in health care facilities are required by NFPA 101 to have positive-latching hardware.  Lance Werner of Allegion sent me this photo of a pair of fire doors in a nursing home, leading to a linen storage room.  A Schlage LM9200 would have been a much better solution.

By |2018-05-03T10:36:51-05:00May 11th, 2018|FDAI, Fire Doors, Fixed-it Friday|6 Comments

WWYD? How can we help UL spread their message?

You have all heard me talk about how important it is to sleep with your bedroom door closed at night - to benefit from the protection provided by a closed door.  I've been writing about fire doors on iDigHardware for 9 YEARS(!), trying to inform as many people as possible about the purpose of fire doors, why they need to be closed and latched when a fire occurs, and what is involved with an annual fire door inspection.

By |2018-01-22T14:29:27-05:00January 22nd, 2018|Close the Door, FDAI, Fire Doors, WWYD?|6 Comments

Decoded: Alterations to Fire Door Assemblies (Updated October 2017)

You may remember that I'm working on a series of online code classes, which will be available early in 2018.  To support those classes, I am updating some of my past Decoded articles to include revisions from new editions of the codes and standards.  Here is the latest information regarding alterations of fire door assemblies.

By |2017-10-19T12:44:56-05:00October 19th, 2017|Articles, Doors & Frames, FDAI, Fire Doors|41 Comments

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