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Fire Door Inspections

Question asked by Bobby Parker on Aug 17, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 27, 2017 by Milton Werner

The Joint Commission added a new EP ,EP 25, that addressed fire door inspections. It refers to NFPA 80 to use as a guide. 6.3.1.7.2 states that clearances should be measured from the pull side of the door. In a facility which construction dates range from 1937 thru present, this is almost impossible to achieve without a major expense.All of our doors are in compliant except many of them will not meet the 1/8" gap measured for the pull face of the door.I know that there are many companies that are now selling repair programs and materials but this is very expensive also. I do not understand that if a door has a stop on the frame and the door meets the stop and all other requirements,why this is not sufficient. Any comments or thoughts will be appreciated.

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