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#154411 - 07/16/05 07:16 AM The floor dropped! Exit Sign OK?  
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#154412 - 07/16/05 03:30 PM Re: The floor dropped! Exit Sign OK?  
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Forget the sign, is the exit itself OK. The sign is a head bump hazard, the exit itself is a tripping hazard, and far from being accessable to those in a wheel-chair, or the elderly.


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#154413 - 07/17/05 11:54 AM Re: The floor dropped! Exit Sign OK?  
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If the sign weren't lit, I'd swear that this is an inverted image.


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#154414 - 07/17/05 12:42 PM Re: The floor dropped! Exit Sign OK?  
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This looks like a door to access a roof.

Now, even if this is the case, and there is a way to exit off of this roof, it seems as though there would have to be a way for the handicapped to use it too.

Is there an area of refuge close by?

Roger


#154415 - 07/17/05 05:12 PM Re: The floor dropped! Exit Sign OK?  
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I've seen several such doors- indeed, I had to look closely to see if it was one I recognised!

Such doors are rather common- and usually enter a maintenance or boiler room. I will concede that they usually don't look quite so nice- and the addition of a step or two wouldn't bother me at all!

Another situation where head clearance can be an issue is when the door opens immediately to a set of stairs.

I don't know if there even is a proper solution....signs have to take up a certain amount of space (especially if there are 'bug eyes' as well), and you can't really ,mount them ON the door......

Wait....aren't there approved glow-in-the dark exit signs these days? One of those could be posted on the door.

I still see a need for a more compace sign, though. Maybe someone will make one.


#154416 - 07/17/05 08:44 PM Re: The floor dropped! Exit Sign OK?  
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I think the glow in the dark "radiographic" ones are now illegal in California I think.


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#154417 - 07/17/05 09:21 PM Re: The floor dropped! Exit Sign OK?  
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I just passed a final inspection here in Irvine , CA with "nuke" exit signs.

I don't know how they are acceptable since they are about as bright as a wet matchstick, but thats what was decided when the A-sheets called for exit signs while the E-sheets didn't.


#154418 - 07/17/05 09:23 PM Re: The floor dropped! Exit Sign OK?  
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Brady has a solution, see thier Photoluminescent line of signs.

Roger



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