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Fire Code Friday: Latches

April 26, 2024

🔥TGIFire Code Friday!🔥 Per NFPA 80 (6.4.4), all single doors and active leaves of pairs in a means of egress shall have a latch bolt that cannot be held retracted. Remember, two of the major requirements for fire doors are to self-close and self-latch. 🚪

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Fire Code Friday: Electrically Controlled Egress Assemblies

April 19, 2024

TGIFire Code Friday! Not sure how to incorporate electric locks into your building while complying with Code? NFPA 101 (7.2.1.5.6) states that electric locks in the means of egress may be listed hardware, as long as the installed hardware requires the use of only one hand to egress and loss of power to the hardware […]

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Fire Code Friday: Latch Releasing Devices

April 12, 2024

🔥TGIFire Code Friday! 🔥 A door in a means of egress must have a releasing device. Per NFPA 101 (7.2.1.5.3), these devices shall be located 34″-48″ above the finished floor and must not require more than one single linear or rotational motion to release the door. Hardware must operate with 1 hand and without tight […]

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Fire Code Friday: NFPA 80 Inspection

April 5, 2024

TGIFire Code Friday! Are you ready for inspection? To meet NFPA 80: * labels must be visible and legible * no holes or surface breaks in the door or frame * clearances between door and frame are within allowable limits * door, frame, hinges and hardware are secure, aligned and in working order * self-closing […]

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FedLock Will Knock It Out Of The Park!

April 1, 2024

It’s Home Opening Day here in DC! Don’t get caught looking with malfunctioning security hardware when you can hit a homerun by calling FedLock! We’re here to help with all of your security needs (and baseball puns!)

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Fire Code Friday: Self-Closing Devices – part 2

March 29, 2024

TGIFire Code Friday ! Today, let’s review NFPA 101 (7.2.1.8) which states that doors in a means of egress shall be self-closing and shall not be secured in the open position. An exception is when the hold-open device becomes self-closing upon losing power. Do you have questions about fire doors or hardware? Call us!

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Fire Code Friday: Self-Closing Devices – part 1

March 22, 2024

TGIFire Code Friday! Let’s look at NFPA 101 (7.2.1.8) which states that doors in a means of egress shall be self-closing and shall not be secured in the open position. An exception is if the releasing mechanism is activated by approved smoke detectors installed per NFPA 72. Check back next week for additional information!

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Spring Has Sprung!

March 19, 2024

Today is the Spring Equinox and spring has officially sprung! Contact us for all of your door hardware needs: hinges, locks, closers, and more. We can help with it ALL!

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Fire Code Friday: Locks & Latches

March 15, 2024

TGIFire Code Friday! Let’s review some lock and latch code (NFPA 80 6.4.4): *Locks with interconnected deadbolts which are retracted when the latch bolt is retracted are permitted. *Automatic devices are permitted but must be activated by the fire protection system and become unlatched upon activation. *The latch throw minimum must be shown on the […]

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Tech Talk: Cameron

March 11, 2024

This month, we chat with Cameron. He has been a technician with FedLock for about 1 year.  Q: What is your favorite type of lock to replace/repair?A: Yale mortise locks are a well made, quality lock that I enjoy working with.   Q: What advice would you give about home locks and why?A: Use reputable hardware brands, not a discount knock-off […]

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