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Storeroom set with deadbolt

Discussion in 'Door & Hardware forum *Sponsored by Allegion' started by ADAguy, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. ADAguy

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    So, are they viewed as accessible if the room is limited to school maintenance staff only?
     
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    If you mean a deadbolt that is separate from the lockset or latchset, technically this would not be compliant with the egress requirements - except that NFPA 101 has an exception for existing hardware on doors serving an occupant load of 3 or less (the IBC does not). The accessibility standards don't require the door to unlatch with one operation like the egress requirements do...the hardware just can't require simultaneous operations. So the application would be accessible as long as the hardware does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist, if it is mounted between between 34-48" AFF, and if it meets the operable force limits (depending on which standard).
     
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    Ah Lori, as the deadbolt is only on the corridor side you can egress via the interior latch but then only if this is a storeroom set, not an independent deadbolt.
     
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    A storeroom function just means that the outside knob/lever is always locked and the latchbolt is retracted with a key, so I wasn't sure whether you were describing a mortise or interconnected lock with an integral deadbolt, or a cylindrical storeroom function lock with a separate deadbolt.

    If turning the inside lever retracts both the latchbolt and deadbolt, that should be acceptable. If the deadbolt has to be retracted by a thumbturn before turning the lever to retract the latchbolt, this is typically only allowed for the entrance doors to dwelling units and sleeping units, or where allowed by the NFPA 101 exception for existing hardware on doors serving an occupant load of 3 or less. It's not really an accessibility issue, but it is an egress issue.
     
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    Ah but it is indeed Lori, as an operable part it must comply.
     
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    I agree that operable parts must comply with the accessibility standards, but I'm not sure what the objection is (if there is one).
     
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    No objection, if the exterior deadbolt is separate from the latch mechanism a paddle key may be required as a Title 1 request of an employee.
     

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