Fire Separations between apartment units: ONTARIO

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by Footman_75, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Footman_75

    Footman_75 Renovating

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    Is it up to code if I install a self-closing fire-rated door between two apartment units? Currently the separation is 5/8 drywall fire separation.

    Door would remain locked at all times, and would be installed according to OBC's fire separation requirements (Section 3.1.8.5 I believe.)

    Rationale is that unit #1's basement has laundry service, but it is soo much easier to get machines in and out via unit #2 (except for having to demolish and replace drywall partitions)

    Thanks for any input or referrals.
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