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Fire doors

Question asked by markh on Mar 20, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 6, 2018 by upnorth

I have recently come across a situation in a 4 story apartment building with 18 apartments and the landlord has taken it upon himself to have someone install sliding bolt locks on most of the stairway exit/fire doors (at the floor) allowing them to remain propped open.

I see this as a fire/safety hazard and found a section in NFPA 80 regarding blocking and or wedging doors but I need some input on this.

Can anyone chime in and help with some other black n white hard evidence?

I don't currently have any pictures of the door, but they are single doors, self closing devices on each.