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Fire Codes NJ

Frank Waite

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Joined
May 18, 2020
Messages
2
Location
4275 Old Amboy Road
Hello,
Are there specific uniform codes for NJ regarding fire doors ( 90 minute ) with respect to the following?

2 Issues
1 location is a condominium development who want to re-purpose a small room
enclosed with fire rated double doors
I was going to recommend fire rated exit devices LBR with the use of fire pin
Can I use electric latch retraction device on 1 exit device as there will be card access
or do I need to use electrified outside trim to open in an alarm condition?

2nd location Commercial office building:
Asking for doors to be electrified after the fact
Doors are already on site without electrical raceway ( Cant use electric locks at this point
Can I use fire-rated fail secure electric strikes in standard 4 7/8 frame prep
( HES 8300)
Some are utility rooms, some are corridor pass through doors separating defined spaces
Thanks in advance
 

cda

Sawhorse 123
Joined
Oct 19, 2009
Messages
20,358
Location
Basement
Hello,
Are there specific uniform codes for NJ regarding fire doors ( 90 minute ) with respect to the following?

2 Issues
1 location is a condominium development who want to re-purpose a small room
enclosed with fire rated double doors
I was going to recommend fire rated exit devices LBR with the use of fire pin
Can I use electric latch retraction device on 1 exit device as there will be card access
or do I need to use electrified outside trim to open in an alarm condition?

2nd location Commercial office building:
Asking for doors to be electrified after the fact
Doors are already on site without electrical raceway ( Cant use electric locks at this point
Can I use fire-rated fail secure electric strikes in standard 4 7/8 frame prep
( HES 8300)
Some are utility rooms, some are corridor pass through doors separating defined spaces
Thanks in advance


Not sure the question or questions

1. Are the doors in place already?
2. Are the fire rated doors?

3. The doors, if rated, have to positive latch at ALL times.

4. 2nd location, you might be ok.


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LGreene

Registered User
Joined
Oct 20, 2009
Messages
1,126
Location
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Hi Frank -

1st Location - You can use electric latch retraction fire exit hardware, but during a fire alarm the latch would have to project automatically. The only reason I can think of that you would have to use electrified lever trim is if it needs to be fail safe to allow access to the room during a fire alarm or power failure. This is not typical except for stairwell doors.

2nd location - I can't think of a reason that the fail secure electric strikes would not be acceptable as long as they are not stairwell doors.

- Lori
 
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