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Feb 07 2010

Hot! Hot! Hot!

Category: Costa Rica,Door ClosersLori @ 10:48 pm Comments (2)
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A visit to any volcanic region wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the hot springs. We didn’t want to miss anything, so we visited two different hot springs resorts – The Springs, and Tabacón.

The Springs Resort is very beautiful and quite new. We couldn’t figure out why it was empty until we visited Tabacón. The main difference is that the hot springs at Tabacón are basically built into the river – very natural, while the pools at The Springs are man-made. The water was much hotter at Tabacón and they had to kick us out at closing time. We could have stayed all night!

The Springs wins in the door category though. The restaurant and spa were full of gorgeous wood, and the bathroom stalls had arched wood doors with a basket weave pattern and Schlage locks. The entrance door had a wall-mounted closer because of the arched top (LCN has special templates for arched-top doors if you run into this problem).

Here are a few photos:

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2 Responses to “Hot! Hot! Hot!”

  1. Jess says:

    unique door, something i havent seen, really good photos of it,

    closer on wall,not the usual every day mounting application, but it works

    no need to use a ladder to adjust/install/remove it (i wish all were like that, would be easier for me to fix them, but problem is, higher risk of vandalism)

    i also take notice this one is NOT LCN or ingersoll rand……. (i know brand but will not say)

    hope you are having a very fun vacation and hope to hear from you soon,

    -Jess

  2. Ron Richter says:

    poor poor closer geometry.. it may successfully close the door, but in that installation, all it does is put more outward pressure on the top hinge and lead to sag and attendant door hitting frame and latch/strike misalignment.

    i’ve seen it plenty of times on pool/pedestrian gates for hoa’s and it’s the result of some hack handyman that doesn’t know a door knob from his noggin.

    if it were installed with a parallel arm mounting with approriate bracket for the curved door, it would not extraordinarily push the door outward and would be functional for the life of a closer for which it was designed !

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