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      Inactive Leaf Closer

      by Brad Keyes, CHSP, on Oct 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM

      Q: Does the inactive door on a set of double doors protecting a hazardous area require a door closer? Can the latching mechanism on the inactive door be an automatic flush bolt?

      A: Yes, on both accounts. All door openings in a hazardous area must be self-closing. If the inactive leaf is left open, it would not self-close on its own; Therefore, it needs a closer.

      The latching mechanism on an inactive leaf may be (and recommended to be) an auto-flush bolt.

      Topics: Doors

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