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Oct 24 2010

Reader Photos

Category: Doors Gone Wrong,Egress,Reader PhotosLori @ 11:06 pm Comments (1)

Here are some more reader photos that have recently hit my (e)mailbox…

To continue our cruise ship theme, these photos were taken by Bill Negron of Lotspeich.  This is an automatic operator on a cruise ship that opens the door of an accessible bathroom stall.  The operator is concealed in the ceiling, and the arm is attached to the stainless steel structure projecting above the door.

It took me a while to figure this one out…the photo was taken at the Holy Grail Pub by James Stokes of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies.  I spent a few minutes trying to figure out whether the two closers were connected in some way, and then confirmed with James that the closer body mounted on the frame was just a “leftover” and no longer had an arm:

When I asked for some photos of hardware added to egress doors that would interfere with the proper operation of the door, I got this one from Kurt Roeper of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies:

And here’s a great (terrible) one from Hank Wittenburg of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies.  This is an exit discharge door in a hotel.  I don’t think that “security strap” meets the egress requirements…


And finally, from Andy Ols0n of Reliable Glass & Door Corp., these curtains on the main entrance/exit door of a restaurant make it tough to find the exit:

Keep these coming, people!  Thanks everyone!! 

One Response to “Reader Photos”

  1. Jess says:

    Lori, looks like more interesting doors from the cruise and the hotel here,

    automatic operator: (doesn’t appear to be any ingersoll-rand product, but possible same brand as whats used on that ship) just how do they access the body to repair it??? from an access panel in the floor on the above deck??? must really be a pain to get access to and perform any maintenance on if it malfunctions.

    Holy Grail closers, these 2 are NOT connected together, i am pretty sure someone can design a main arm to make top jamb mounted closer functional and work with the one on door (another way of tandem closer install) but for now, if the top jamb closer is still functional and just has no arm, least the place has a backup closer still mounted in place and if one on door goes bad, all they have to do is remove arm and put it on top jamb unit. (both of which ARE NOT IR products)

    chain links on door near exit bars, looks like something from that movie “Lean On Me” (movie was about a high school principal who put chains on the exterior doors in an attempt to keep drug dealers out of his school. (not sure if you seen it but in movie the principle “crazy Joe Clark” is arrested by the fire codes official for chains on the doors.)

    hotel exit door, is that what I think it is, a ratchet tie down???? (cargo strap) is it there because of people using that exit for non-emergency use??? faulty closer (yet again, not an IR closer) I say fail when comes to this exit door’s inspection report, since the tie down strap is not a one action motion to exit.

    door with curtains, when I see an application like this and I’m on the inside, I look for any indicating hardware (push plates/bars, floor closers/thresholds or hinges or door closer arms (if its a center hung door (door’s weight is on closer in floor) i look for threshold or look for top frame (they are usually thicker on glass storefronts) to find the exit.

    how I wish I had my camera when i went to a pizza shop on saturday near a farm for some October celebration thing with my dad’s friend’s 8 year old………….. lets just say door closer corner brackets ARE NOT FRAME STOPS FOR STORM DOORS! (was a really unusual install, I guess if I go in winter or after Halloween and we stop again ill go try to get some photos without woman thinking I have gone insane taking a picture of a storm door and commercial door installed on same frame)


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