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What is the require distance between fire doors?
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What is a fire door?
a fire door is one term for an access to or from an emergency exit. A fire door is designed to keep smoke and fire from moving from one part of a building to another, and to provide a safe way to escape from a fire. Not all fire doors lead directly outside; some lead to stairs or horizontal passageways, which lead to an exit door, either outside or to a safe area. Fire doors are required for protection of any large openings in a fire wall that separates one part of a building from another. Some industrial fire doors are designed to slam shut during a fire and cannot be opened or used as an exit. There must be, of course, other fire doors that serve as exits. Fire and safety codes generally require that fire doors be of a self-closing type and prohibit propping open or obstructing a fire door for any reason.
Is it illegal to open a fire door when there is no fire?
It's not illegal no, Some people use the fire door in other emergencies. Many fire doors are also in everyday use, such as those separating parts of a building into different smoke or fire compartments, or protecting stairwells. Such doors are intended to be opened as necessary to pass through. However, it would be a code violation to prop open a fire door, which would defeat the purpose of automatic closing in case of fire. Some buildings may also have other security concerns that require exterior fire doors to remain closed except in an emergency. Such doors may have alarms or delayed exit latches to discourage misuse.
Why do you need fire doors?
Fire doors may serve more than one purpose. Many fire doors are part of a fire escape route, arranged so that in the event of a fire you can get out. Such exit fire doors may be a special kind of door that automatically unlocks when there is a fire. As a general rule, however, fire doors are designed to prevent or slow the spread of fire so that people can escape from a burning structure. For example, in a multi-story building it would not be safe to have open stairwells through which fire can easily spread from lower levels to higher levels, so engineers and architects specify self-closing fire doors for protection of stairwell access. The doors may be used for ordinary daily access to the stairs, or for access during an emergency evacuation, or both. Industrial fire doors, on the other hand, may be designed to slam shut during a fire and cannot be marked as a fire exit or used as a fire exit. Other fire doors serving as exits would also be provided.
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Do fire doors in hotels close when a wall alarm is broken?
There are many different kinds of fire doors and not all of them are tied to the alarm system. Some fire doors will only close when there is enough heat to sever a fusible link. However, as a general rule, automatically closing fire doors that are latched open with electrical controls would release the latch and close the relevant fire doors upon triggering of the fire alarm by any initiating device.
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Can you shorten internal fire rated doors?
Yes, you can shorten fire rated doors, but edges have to be re-lipped. Fire doors are tested to keep out fire for a set time (usually 30mins). A 24'' fire door will keep out the fire just as long as a 33'' door, its the construction that matters most, delaying fire going from front of door through to the otherside.
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Why do you have fire doors?
Fire doors are installed in buildings to provide a barrier between two or more sections of a building to prevent a fire from spreading from one portion of the building to another. They are often installed in conjunction with smoke control systems to isolate the paths of egress through a building to provide a safe path for people to evacuate the building.
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Why should fire doors never be propped open?
Fire doors should never be propped open (with a fire extinguisher or anything else) because it will defeat the purpose of having fire and smoke separation during a fire. A self-closing fire door must be allowed to function properly for safety of the occupants who may need the extra time to safely escape through other exit doors. It would be a fire-code violation to prop open a fire door, which could result in fines or other discipline.
Asked in Chemistry, Fire Prevention and Protection
Why are there fire doors at school?
Fire doors at school or anywhere else are designed to limit the spread of fire and smoke during an emergency, giving the occupants more time to escape, giving firefighters an easier and safer job of finding and putting out the fire, and reducing the amount of damage caused by a fire. You can be certain that any fire door is there for a very good fire safety reason and you should NEVER block one open for convenience. All fire doors should be self-closing, whether anyone is there or not.