Category Archive: Fire Rated Openings

Jun 13

Fire Door Inspections & Healthcare Facilities

On May 30th, I had the pleasure of attending the DHI First Coast chapter meeting in Jacksonville, Florida.   The speaker was DHI’s CEO, Jerry Heppes Sr,. CAE. Jerry covered a variety of subjects during his hour at the podium.  I will be writing posts on each subject Jerry covered starting with his first topic:  fire …

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May 15

Wordless Wednesday – Fire Rated Opening

I can’t talk, but you can!  Tell me what you think about this fire rated opening.  Related PostsFrames Twisted or Set Out of Square Tools of the Trade PL2 Frame Set Going Up? True Innovation Stop the Abuse!

Dec 10

Are you safe?

Having worked in the door & hardware industry for 18 years, I am passionate about fire and life safety.  I am registered with google keywords to receive an email every time the term “fire door” makes it in the news.  Unfortunately, most of those emails bring tragic news.  And even more unfortunate is the fact …

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Dec 05

Need Fire Door Solutions?

Need Fire Door Solutions?  Check out these new proucts. Fire Door Caulk and Fire Door Thru-Bolts are two new products designed to protect your facility’s UL labels on your fire rated door assemblies. Fire Door Caulk is the only tested and approved filler material for filling voids and through penetrations in existing listed and labeled wood fire doors. Using …

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Nov 28

Doors Must Remain Closed At All Times

I am glad it is wordless Wednesday because the following left me speechless! Doors Must Remain Closed At All Times Related PostsAn Exit or Not an Exit? Inventive Latch Guard Peek-A-Boo…I don’t want to see you!

Oct 12

Facilities gearing up for annual fire door inspections

Here is just one example of articles that are appearing in facility maintenance related magazines concerning the requirements of annual fire door inspections. If it is not yet being enforced in your area, it is just a matter of time.     Related PostsInstallation Demonstration in Knoxville Installing a Design Hardware Exit Device Design …

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Oct 03

Annual Fire Door Inspections are needed!

While opening my hotel room door during a recent business trip, I immediately noticed something was amiss.  We all have our system of struggling against the door to get ourselves and luggage through the opening with our hands full.  As I pushed my room door open with my shoulder it swung open easily and remained …

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Oct 01

Fire Door Assembly Inspections

On August 28th I was able to attend the “Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Swinging Fire Doors Webinar – Sponsored by DHI, FDAI, Door Security & Safety Foundation, & Interek.  The webinar was presented by Kristin Bigda, P.E., NFPA and Keith Pardoe, DHI. The first half of the webinar focused on the change in language …

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Dec 27

Fire Rated Doors

I am sure that many of you have heard complaints about fire rated door requirements.  Especially when it’s holding up a project. Recently, a project that my distributor was working on was held up due to a missing label on a fire rated hollow metal door.  The result was a rush to remedy the situation …

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Dec 08

It is a fire rated corridor until one door is left open

The NFPA now requires annual inspections of fire-resistance rated door and frame assemblies. Local Authorities Having Jurisdiction must adopt the new edition for this requirement to take effect. Most jurisdictions in the United States will be adopting the IBC (International Building Code) model code, which references the NFPA 80 2007 edition requirement, as their local …

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