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TGIFire Code Friday: Panic Bars

by Stacey Simmons

When installing or repairing exit devices, keep in mind these code considerations:

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

-Panic hardware must be mounted 34-48 inches above the floor.

-NO additional locking device (deadlock, padlock, chain, etc) may be installed nor can you have any device that prevents the release of the latch.

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