Fire Door Code Violation

LaForce Door Code Violation Photo ExampleCode violations on fire rated doors can sometimes be difficult to spot. Can you find the two violations on this door?

  1. This fire rated door has a closer with a hold open arm. According to NFPA 80, code 6.1.4.2.1, self-closing doors shall swing easily and freely and shall be equipped with a closing device to cause the door to close and latch each time it is opened. Additionally, code 6.1.4.2.2 states that the closing mechanism shall not have a hold-open feature.
  2. The protection plate on this fire rated door is too large and has no visible identification of a fire rating. The following NFPA 80 codes define this:
  • 4.5.1 Factory installed protection plates shall be installed in accordance with the listing of the door.
  • 4.5.2 Field installed protection plates shall be labeled and installed in accordance with their listing.
  • 4.5.3 Labeling shall not be required where the top of the protection plate is not more than 16 inches above the bottom of the door.

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