Do elevator door frames have to be fire rated in canada?

Answer In Canada, like the United States, elevator door frames must be fire rated. As the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) explains, fire safety ratings are intended to "reduce the probability that... Read More »

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How to Install a Fire Rated Door?

Building codes require fire-rated doors in fire-rated walls, for doors opening into areas that contain hazardous materials, such as storage areas where paint and other flammables are stored; exit s... Read More »

Why do those signs say, "In Case of Fire, Do Not Use Elevator" How would you put a fire out with an elevator?

In case of fire do not use elevator as an exit, as the elevators disable with mass heat and are usually on an automatic shut down system for fires. Use the stairs!

How much should it roughly cost to remove a entry door and install a metal framed fire rated entry door?

This cost will depend on what you are willing to save or spend.You can hire a contractor who will charge you about $125 per hour--OR you can hire a good handyman for about $50 per hour and you woul... Read More »

How to Operate an Elevator in Fire Service Mode?

Many elevators feature a "fire service mode" which enables firefighters to use them in order to rescue people who may be trapped on upper floors. This article explains the operation of this mode.