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No Window - Yet Has A Door for Egress

No Window - Yet Has A Door for Egress

New postby Gary_Smith on Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:00 pm

Residential Construction -
The bedroom has no window, yet egress is a single 2-8 6-8 metal exterior door - opens out to the side yard. Has keyed handle lock and thumb-latch dead bolt. Fixed (inoperable) 1/2 glass (fire-rated). Standard threshold, trim, etc

It's been a while since I looked - I assume all is good with this set-up as long as the lock system isn't changed to a key-dead bolt?

Your thoughts?
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Re: No Window - Yet Has A Door for Egress

New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:11 pm

Gary_Smith wrote:Residential Construction -
The bedroom has no window, yet egress is a single 2-8 6-8 metal exterior door - opens out to the side yard.


So far, good.

Has keyed handle lock and thumb-latch dead bolt. Fixed (inoperable) 1/2 glass (fire-rated). Standard threshold, trim, etc


They keyed lock is outside, correct? No key required from egress, correct?

I assume all is good with this set-up as long as the lock system isn't changed to a key-dead bolt?


A dead bolt single keyed to the outside, with turn know inside is okay.

No key inside (and no "special knowledge" required) and it meets code requirements.
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