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Nov 30 2011

WW: I C-U-P

Category: Doors Gone Wrong,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 10:32 am Comments (8)
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Remember the old playground joke, “How do you spell ‘I cup’?”  Somehow it seemed hysterical back in the day, but it’s not so funny now…

As one commenter pointed out, this application is not unheard of for a preschool but this door is in a state university.  🙂

This reminds me of the classic post, “Peek-A-Boo…I see you!”

Thank you to Kyle Learch of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies for sending this one!

8 Responses to “WW: I C-U-P”

  1. Daniel Ferry, AHC says:

    If that is a Pre-K class or Nursery School class, that is not unheard of.
    Actually, a lot of those classes will use dutch doors, leaving the top leaf open.
    Rest of the kids in the class are too short to see, but allows teacher to check and make sure the child is not having difficulties cleaning themselves or getting re-dressed.
    Of course any other application would not be acceptable.

  2. Brad Keyes says:

    I’m sure that was a result of plans made by a committee…..!

  3. Jerry Richmond AHC/CDC says:

    Was this taken in a certain facility where a certain ex-assistant football coach volunteered?
    Ouch! Just kidding folks… actually I saw this same situation on a school project a couple of years ago… architect’s error, but it went under the radar and, well, you know how contractor’s are… “That’s what was specified, and that’s what’s getting installed” and so, it was! As soon as the owner saw it, the door was switched with a compatible flush door from somewhere else in the building.

  4. Alan Lillie says:

    I HOPE this was an issue of the installers putting the door in the wrong opening. It happened to me once- we had an extra to cut a lite into a door on a new build, and the door indicated was next to a fire separation. I went and cut the lite in, turned out to be a file room- the fire separation had been moved 20 feet, and the plans the GC had on site weren’t accurate.

  5. Jack Ostergaard says:

    Along the same lines we often spec a Passage set on PreK & K toilet rooms, and the Nurse’s Toilet in Elem Schools so the teacher/nurse can easily get in to help a kid who is having trouble. But the teachers do complain because they can’t use the facility themselves because they can’t lock the door. We also have a AHJ who insists on closers for these rooms.

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