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Nov 04 2011

Reader Photos

It warms my heart when someone says, “I saw this door and I thought of you.”  🙂  That’s what Angie Sutton of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies wrote when she sent me this photo of an old vault door on a storage room at the county courthouse:

Travis Willis of American Direct sent this photo of the door on a local grocery store food court:

Tom Hebert of Canaan Distributors saw this mega-hinge on the Danish Yacht Shooting Star.  It allows the door from the bridge to the deck to open to 180 degrees.  Wow!

I received this photo from Jim Bystry and Ben Janes of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, originating from Robert Larson of Builders Hardware and Supply:

Brendan Daley of SURV sent me this photo of a creative (and non-compliant) strike shim kit:

And finally, sent in by Debbie Purcell of Engineered Openings, signage stating the obvious:

Thanks everybody!  Keep the photos coming!!

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6 Responses to “Reader Photos”

  1. Justin Ritter says:

    That picture with the chair is at least two motions to get out – three motions if the deadbolt is locked 🙂

  2. Jeff Tock says:

    Chain, chain, chain…….chain of fools…..

  3. Jess says:

    …….a chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link,

    yes, although uncommon, i have heard of chains used as makeshift firearms when the closer breaks it’s original, i once seen an oldie (traditional potbelly closer) on ebay, used rope or twine as a makeshift forearm.

    and yet again readers, another NON-IR closer

    the yacht hinge, wow, thats one huge hinge!! biggest hinge i ever seen yet

    door signage, some people if they cannot see any identifying hardware (push bars or pull handles) they canot tell where one door ends and the other begins, (lickily i lok down to spot any floor concealed door closers and see how far apart tehy are if its a frameless full glass door with no handle or push bar

    (doctor is lucky i have not complained about his doors, at least he is playing it safe, his are lettered, have a bottom and a top rail, as well as handles and indication of push and pull)

    the strike shims, this sorta looks like what i did to a 4040’s EDA arm that was missing the one arm stud (“wrist” joint that connects it to door frame, missing (custodian stole the stud) no idea if the thing is still there, but it resembled some really really really old screen door closer (those kind that the spring was seperate from the damepning cylinder) it was a good source of laughter just looking at this stack of about 30 washers stacked up to hold the arm to the bracket on frame but im sure if anyone at IR or LCN seen it, they would cringe, but the 3 inch long bolt with 30 washers and a nut did work alot better then the closer fapping its forearm around as the door opened and closed out of control.

    -Jess the doordoctor

  4. Jess says:

    ahh i hate typo’s, i meant forearm, not firearm (eeks, what terror that would be if closers had guns on their arms)


  5. David says:

    I worked inside a SCIF while stationed @ HQMC 82-86 the front door was a vault door.

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