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Door clearance without closer

ELLEN09US

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Is this statement correct?

If the door doesn't have closer, I don't need to provide door strike clearances for accessibility.

Thank you!
 

TheCommish

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where what code edition and for what kind of door leading to what?

Short answer yes you do, maybe not as much
 

RLGA

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Is this statement correct?

If the door doesn't have closer, I don't need to provide door strike clearances for accessibility.

Thank you!
For a forward approach on the push side and for a hinge approach on the push side, no latch-side clearance is required. All other approaches require a latch-side clearance of various widths.
 

ELLEN09US

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The corridor in 48" on both sides of the door. I just don't want to have a notch in the hallway to make the 18" strike clearance on both sides (push and pull). If I don't have a closer, no clearance required?
Thank you!
 

ADAguy

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No latch too if to have no closer, must be resistance free and door face material must be able to resist impact for bottom 10".
 

Yikes

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I'd like to state the code reference more clearly, from ADAS (also CBC 11B) figure 404.2.4.1.
For a door with NO closer :
  • 18" additional strike side clearance for a front approach on the PULL side of the door; this increases to 24" if the pull side is on the exterior side of an exterior door (ADAS Fig 404.2.4.1 (a))
  • 0" additional strike side clearance for a front approach on the PUSH side of the door (ADAS Fig 404.2.4.1 (b))
Here's California's version of it:

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