Category Archives: 07 Doors

Powered Door Actuator

The San Francisco Building Department allows powered door actuators to be used in lieu of level landings at doors.  When power door actuators are provided, there must be 2 sets – inside and outside the door.  There must also be … Continue reading

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Door Closers

Whoa – just discovered that the 2010 ADA is much more strict in it’s requirement for closer time on doors. Door & gate closers to be adjusted to close from an open position of 90 degrees in not less than … Continue reading

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Doors – manuevering clearances

Doors to provide maneuvering clearances as shown in Figures 11B-26A and 11B-26B. CBC 1133B.2.4.2  ADAAG 4.13.6

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Door Closers

Door closers to be adjusted to close from an open position of 70 degrees in not less than 3 seconds to a point 3” from the latch. CBC 1133B.2.5.1 ADAAG 4.13.10

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Doors – Clear Width

Exit doors to be 3’-0”x6’-8”.  Min. clear width of accessible doors to be 32” when door is open 90 deg. Exception:  Doors not requiring full user passage, such as shallow closets, may have clear opening reduced to 20”. CBC 1133B.2.2 … Continue reading

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