door from garage to house- does it need to be a firedoor?
also, we have a commercial hollow metal door installed. would like to replace door with insulated door and not change jamb. any ideas where i might acquire one in oakvile - it's not a standard setup that you can get at home depot.
also, can i insulate this door somehow. for example - foam on inside or outside. expandable foam sprayed in thru drilled holes? doesn't have to be perfect.
Hi the door from garage should be in exterior door and to change door on a commercial steel frame get a normal exterior door and open the openings for the hinges that's on the frame to the door.
You coul find plane insulated doors with no openings at home hardware.
the entrance door from garage needs to be a 20minute fire door. It is very important when you change your existing door to a 20minute fire proof door, you need to change the door frame with it due to (co) and other toxic fumes from car exhaust.
Hi Brian to answer your question yes it has to be a FRD because the wall with the doorway whole in it is fire rated thats OBC ) ( ontario building code) .Your question on saying it doesn't have to be perfect ,is correct but it should be proper your paying , done right or wrong thanx Bill
thanks everyone for your useful info on the topic.
just to make sure you have a full understanding of the necesity to be compliant. if you are required by the local AHJ (authority having jurisdiction) and provincial building code to have a fire rated door assembly, you will need to ensure it meets NFPA 8o "standard for fire doors" requirement found in 126.96.36.199 & 188.8.131.52.
You will also need to ensure all hardware and closers are UL listed to meet the fire label requirments.
if you need any further assistance you can look for a certified FDAI (fire doo assembly inspector) who can come out and consult for you.
Kevin E. Binksma FDAI
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