Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 17:52:48 -0400
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Subject: Re: flammable cabinet question
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State and local codes will vary so you should consult your local or state fire marshal's office.   For example, it is my understanding that California requires self-closing doors.  The major US manufacturers sell both manual and automatic door models, so there is obviously no federal requirement.

Given the obvious safety advantages of automatic door closers, the question should be why one would wish to defeat a safety feature that is, at best, a trivial annoyance.  I strongly endorse their use whenever feasible.

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On Nov 4, 2010, at 5:19 PM, Bradley, Shelly wrote:

Are self-closing doors required on flammable cabinets? (Specifically those under fume hoods)
If not, are there any restrictions on removing closers from flammable cabinet doors as long as the door latches?
Shelly Bradley
Instrumentation Specialist
Laboratory Development Assistant
Campus Chemical Compliance Director
Chemistry Department
Hendrix College
Conway, AR 72032
(501) 450-3812


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