firedoor/garage door

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Posted by: from Oakville
1/12/2011 at 6:32:22 PM

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.


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Date/Time1/25/2011 at 12:06:31 AM

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.

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ECR Canada Inc. Construction and Renovation in Calgary
Date/Time1/25/2011 at 10:17:18 PM

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.

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Date/Time1/26/2011 at 7:36:28 AM

In addition to being an exterior sealed door unit, you should have a self closure installed as well. This is all to keep gases from entering the home from the garage.

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Date/Time2/1/2011 at 5:48:04 PM

Let's start with the garge door to the house yes it must be fire rated does it have to be steel no a solid wood door would do the job just as long it has FRD on the side means Fire Rated Door .

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Date/Time2/5/2011 at 4:35:38 PM

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

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Brian in Oakville
Date/Time2/11/2011 at 7:59:35 PM

thanks everyone for your useful info on the topic.

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Kevin in Edmonton
Date/Time7/29/2011 at 10:00:52 AM

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 &

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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