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ADA 101 – Door and Gate Opening Force

ADA 101 info graphic with  section 404.2.9 5 code and example pictures 2010 ADAS 404.2.9 – Door and Gate Opening Force

The force for pushing or pulling open a door or gate other than fire doors shall be 5 pounds maximum. The maximum force pertains to the continuous application of force necessary to fully open a door, not the initial force needed to overcome the inertia of the door.

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