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(a) A keyed dead bolt or a keyless bolting device required by this subchapter must be installed at a height:
(1) not lower than 36 inches from the floor; and
(2) not higher than:
(A) 54 inches from the floor, if installed before September 1, 1993; or
(B) 48 inches from the floor, if installed on or after September 1, 1993.
(b) A keyed dead bolt or a keyless bolting device described in Section 92.151(6)(A) or (B) in a dwelling must:
(1) have a strike plate screwed into the portion of the doorjamb surface that faces the edge of the door when the door is closed; or
(2) be installed in a door with a metal doorjamb that serves as the strike plate.
(c) A keyed dead bolt or keyless dead bolt, as described by Section 92.151(6)(A) , installed in a dwelling on or after September 1, 1993, must have a bolt with a throw of not less than one inch.
(d) The requirements of this section do not apply to a keyed dead bolt or a keyless bolting device in one door of a pair of French doors that is installed in accordance with the requirements of Section 92.153(b)(1) or (2) .
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Property Code - PROP § 92.154. Height, Strike Plate, and Throw Requirements--Keyed Dead Bolt or Keyless Bolting Device - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/property-code/prop-sect-92-154.html
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