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Fire Code Friday: Panic Hardware

by Stacey Simmons

TGIFire Code Friday! You are likely familiar with the basics of panic hardware, but there are a few very important details to keep in mind:

1. The actuating portion of the device must be at least half the width of the door.

2. The device must be mounted between 34-48 inches above the finished floor.

3. Panic hardware shall not be equipped with a lock or other device that prevents the release of the latch.