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Fire Code Friday: Hardware Classifications

by Stacey Simmons

TGIF, it’s Fire Code Friday! Per NFPA 80.4.6, there are multiple classifications of hardware:

*Builders’ hardware includes hinges, locks and latches, bolts and closers.

*Fire exit hardware is an exit device labeled for both panic and fire protection.

*Fire door hardware includes surface-mounted strap hinges, surface-applied latches and closing devices.