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Fire Code Friday: Locks & Latches

by Stacey Simmons

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 label and specified in the manufacturer’s installation instructions.

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