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Apr 26 2012

Reader Photos

My friend Nolan Thrope of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies really knows how to make a girl cry:

Now that I think about it, Jeff Tock of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies makes me cry too:

I know Eyal Bedrik of Entry Systems Ltd. is NOT responsible for any of these applications, but I love when he sends me his photo collections:



Le Ann Queen from Taylor, Cotton & Ridley sent me these photos of a door in Jacksonville, Florida that had been caught by the wind and ripped out of the opening.  I’m glad I wasn’t the person opening the door!


Hal Kelton from DoorData Solutions sent me some creative mag-holder modifications:


Jon Bossie from Surveillance Specialties takes no credit for this application – a bifold door with a card reader, but thought we would all like to see it.


And from Mark Schustek of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a photo of the keys embedded in the parking lot of Webster Lock and Hardware in the Bronx.  Mark said that there are hundreds of keys!

Thanks everyone!!

3 Responses to “Reader Photos”

  1. RNB says:

    It would appear the closer installer didn’t understand how to mount the arm in a parallel arm situation and adjusted the header plate to account for the ignorance. Someone should give that installer a class, he must have been pretty frustrated that day.

  2. John says:

    It’s a good thing they didn’t block the exit sign with the Delicious Pizza boxes.

  3. Jess says:

    hello Lori:

    things that make me cry, seeing good hardware getting taken down to put in cheapo low quality, and the old hardware disposed of instead of re-used elsewhere,

    RNB, i can agree with you on that closer, not only is the arm not set right, but body is mounted TOO FAR foward on the door, farther out towards middle of door)

    things i see wrong with this one:

    1. arm
    2. frame bracket is crooked
    3, closer itself, i believe it should be LEVEL, not slanted downwards or upwards, a crooked closer can cause premature wear on arm, bearings, as well as the o-ring seals inside the closer as well as increased wear to the rack and pinion teeth inside it.

    the installation instructions to put these up are a no brainer, as most of it is graphical

    (makes me wonder if the installer REMEMBERED to close the backcheck selection valve on back of the closer!) i kinda knew that installers like these are reasons why LCN staked the hydraulic regulation valves so they cannot be removed.

    i would say he was in a hurry and didn’t use the instruction papers that came with it and just started drilling holes and put it up.

    another idea, closers like these commonly do show up on eBay without installation instructions people dont think to google the LCN site and look and they just go installing their closer to find out its not going to work correctly or last as long as it should.

    -Jess the door closer doctor

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