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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Self-Closing Devices Not Operating Effectively

Article Number

4.9

Condition

SELF-CLOSING DEVICES NOT OPERATING EFFECTIVELY

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Self-closing devices shall be able to close and latch the door automatically and shall comply with the requirements of the Ontario Building Code.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. Two-Year – Health and Safety Violations of Ontario Building Code regulations

Action

Self-closing devices must function as intended and comply with the requirements under the Ontario Building Code. Conditions not meeting the acceptable performance shall be repaired.

Remarks

Self-closing devices must be able to close the door, but shall not make the opening force excessive. Self-closing devices require periodic adjustment due to use and seasonal variations. If it can be demonstrated that these types of maintenance adjustments are not sufficient to make the device operate as intended, then the closer would be considered defective

  

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