Will adding what looks like 20 gauge sheet metal to a raised panel garage man door meet required fire rating?.
Not in my area.
That is my feeling. I’m just trying to find backup.
It is a NO NO, The Jamb should also have a fire rating, the interior jamb in the pic will burn through in 5 mins.
Thank you Scott.
Nope. Is it a hollow core or solid core?
Solid core door.
If there is no Data plate stating the Fire Rating… NO!
It has to be a manufacture Fire proof door. I would red line it. Write it up as a improper fire proof rated door. Should be replace with proper door. Do the right thing with proper judgement
Why would anybody want to? A lot of trouble and cost for an ugly door.
That looks like a nice homeowner addition, but unless there’s a data plate on the door and/or frame, it doesn’t count.
Unless you buy a 20 minute rated unit, the frame will not be rated.
Only because you only need a 1-3/8" door to meet the 20 minute rating.
Only way to tell if a rating is on the door and frame is from the tags. You have to have a 1/2 hour tag on both.
If an openings is provided through a wall separating a dwelling unit from the garage, it is required to be protected per the International Residential Code (IRC).
- Openings in a wall separating a garage from the house must be protected by one of the following:
- Solid Wood Door not less than 1-3/8 inches thick
- Solid or Honeycomb-core Steel Door not less than 1-3/8 inches thick
- 20 Minute Fire Rated Door
Any of the doors used to provide protection must be equipped with a self-closing or automatic-closing device. And some jurisdiction may not require that.
20-minute NAMI fire rating label applied to door and frame