Feb 15, 2021 7:55 am
I'm wondering if there is a regulation for maximum permissable pull force required to open a sliding door (QLD)?
We have a set of corner stackers installed in a new build home on the Sunshine Coast.
Ceiling height 3m, door height 2.4m. As the longer side of the corners exceeds 4.2M (we went to 4.6M), GJ Noosa told us we needed to upgrade to a commercial grade stacker. That cost us a lot of money, but tat was fine.
The problem is the doors are extremely difficult to open. We have kids aged 5, 7 and 8. None of then can open these doors.
My wife even struggles. I'm going to get some digital scales and measure the pull force required to initially slide the doors, and then to maintain the momentum.
But i need to know the standard.
When i google this, i only find regs regarding requirements for disability or handicapped requirements. I also find a lot of info on regulations for overseas minimum requirements, but nothing for Oz.
Anyone know what these figures are?
Re: Pull force regulation for sliding doors?2
Feb 15, 2021 10:15 am
You might want to check the rollers being heavy doors->coastal->Corrosion->Friction is a major issue and the mechanisms may require replacement quite often
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