Can I install stainless steel hinge for fire rated door?
Someone memtioned that NFPA (2013 edition) table 188.8.131.52 requires the use of steel hinges, NOT the use of stainless steel hinges.
I suggest that you contact your LJHA to find out if they have adopted a local Building and Fire Prevention Ordinance that will have to comply with and their advice on your question. Please keep in mind that the LJHA has authority of final approval.
You are referencing the 2013 ED. NFPA 80. Why are referencing an outdated standard? There many documented incidents where use of outdated codes and standards have led to bad out comes.
If you want you can also call the NFPA for their input on your question. The LJHA may agree to follow any NFPA recommendations.
I suggest that you refer to the current 2019 ED of NFPA 80 it may prove more helpful and provide a answer to your question. Just my opinion. Hope this is helpful.
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