I would like to get some opinions and input in regards to hold-open devices on rated stairwell doors. NFPA 101, 188.8.131.52, allows for these devices to be used on stairwell doors as long as the 5 requirements are met. I am not completely sold on hold-open devices for rated stairwell/egress doors. I know the reasoning but I have also seen these devices fail. This is the occupants safe path of egress and should provide that unprotected means to the exit discharge. What is everyone's thoughts/feelings on this issue?