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Aug 30 2010

Reader Photos

Category: Egress,FDAI,Fire Doors,Reader PhotosLori @ 3:17 am Comments (3)

Maybe I should have a new series called “Jeff Tock’s Photos.”  🙂  Jeff is one of the Ingersoll Rand trainers who travels the world teaching people about hardware, and he sees a lot of “special applications.”  Jeff sent me this group of photos recently (thanks Jeff!):

This bank of doors is in a large convention center.  I guess nobody realized that when panic hardware is required, the actuating portion of the device has to be at least half the width of the door.

These photos are from an extremely popular historic site / tourist destination, which is visited by an estimated 2 million people each year.  The condition of these fire and egress doors certainly supports the need for annual fire and egress door assembly inspections:

Jeff received this one from Tom Riddle of the Mid-Atlantic office of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies.  I’m feeling a little embarrassed for whoever made the call to get someone out to the jobsite to troubleshoot the problem.

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3 Responses to “Reader Photos”

  1. Jess says:

    hi lori, some people when putting in doors do not think about the importance of the codes for exit devices. hope they will get this fixed soon and be up to code

    as for the naked LCN 4010’s i know naked closers get on your nerves, but i think LCN should make that LCN snap-on cover available to 4010’s as well, since thy both use a spring tube (that round cylinder part of the closer)and the 4010 body (part that touches the door) is only about an inch or so shorter then the 4040’s (for which the snap on covers are intended) hopefully in the future LCN will market the SOC for the 4010 or make it available to 4010’s.

  2. hassan says:

    what is the concern point about these doors

    • Lori says:

      Hi Hassan –

      The issue is that the touchpad of the panic device is supposed to cover half the width of the door. For any door over 3′ wide with Von Duprin 99 series panics, you would have to use a 4′ device. These are 4′ wide doors but 3′ panics were installed, so the touchpad is only 18″ wide instead of 24″.

      – Lori

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