RE: The world's most frequently read instructions

Subject: RE: The world's most frequently read instructions
From: Barry Kieffer <bkieffer -at- ims -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 09:39:43 -0700 (PDT)

In the US, fire code for public buildings dictate that exterior doors open out
into the street.

Building code for private residences dictate that doors open into the residence.

Go figure.

-Barry


> John Posada wrote:
>
> By Fire Code, and if the doors are set to code, if you are inside
> going out, you push and outside going in, you pull. You always push
> from the inside so that if there was a fire, people wouldn't get
> crushed by the stampede. It's a fire code
>
> Response:
>
> It's a fire code in the US. I just returned from Costa Rica, where I stood
> outside a bank pulling on the door and wondering why the door was locked
> when there were customers inside. Duh!
>
> Salette Latas
> salatas -at- micron -dot- com





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