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      Article Chutes (Life Safety Code)

      Q: I have a 3-story linen chute in our facility. The chute is enclosed within a 1-hour shaft from the 1st floor deck through the roof of the facility. In…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 23, 2018
      Article Chutes (Life Safety Code)

      Q: My question relates to fire ratings of linen chute doors. Do linen chute doors in an existing structure have to be rated if the room that houses the…

      Bob Armbrister | May 27, 2016
      Q&A Chutes (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Do linen chute doors have to be locked? Our risk manager says they are required to be locked, but I don’t see anything in the LSC that says that. What…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 24, 2012
      Article Chutes (Life Safety Code)

      Wow... What a scary site to see. Trash bags caught in the trash chute in such a way that it prevents the chute doors from automatically closing. And make…

      Bob Armbrister | May 25, 2012
      Q&A Chutes (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Can you please direct me to where it says we have to have locks on our linen and waste chutes? What is the requirement and where does it come from?

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 1, 2011
      Q&A Chutes (Life Safety Code)

      Q: We have an existing 24-inch diameter chute throughout our building that is designed for housekeepers to shake out the dry dust mops into the chute. A…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 1, 2011