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10" Flush Door Bottom


Nov 29, 2011
L'Etolle du Nord
I thought I would cross post this from the ADA Forum.

I am working on a 62 unit apartment building in Iowa. The GC has come back to me claiming that his door supplier says that the apartment unit paneled main doors don't need to have the 10" smooth surface at the bottom panel as all the other paneled doors in the apartment don't have that either. We have accessibility units that do have the 10" panel. Is he correct?
Of course he claims to have done dozens of projects without the 10", which is probably true.
Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks, Jeff