Are Fire Rated doors required on "Janitorial Closets" which contain mops,brooms and dust pans? No Flammable liquids are kept in these closets.
If the door is in a rated wall, yes.
Per 101 depends possibly on the occupancy type it is in.
The door in question is in a cinder block wall, and the room is also not designated for occupancy as its designated as a closet.
Thanks for your assistance
If the wall is rated, then the door has to be rated.
Check other doors in the same area, to see if they are rated.
What type of business??
As a general rule the first step would be to determine the occupancy classification of the building (or the specific area if the building contains multiple occupancy classifications) and then reference the applicable edition and chapter of local building code and/or Life Safety Code to evaluate if a janitor closet is required to be protected as a hazardous area. This evaluation should include a review of any allowed exceptions for sprinkler protection. If step one determines that a rated door is not required the second step would be to determine if the wall section where the door is located carries a fire rating to protect a larger section of the building than just the janitor closet. Some common examples might be: fire barrier, smoke barrier, horizontal exit, occupancy separation, etc. At this step it is helpful to have copies of as built drawings to reference the exact path of such walls as it is common for designers to deliberately route the wall around the sides and back of janitor closets and similar spaces to minimize the total number of rated doors that may be required along the entire path of a protected wall.
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