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Jul 06 2012

Reader Photos

Category: Beautiful Doors,Door Closers,EgressLori @ 7:48 am Comments (5)

I’ll be posting some Moroccan door photos soon, but here are some reader photos to tide you over.

From Brian Marris of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a creative solution to a deep reveal, and a non-compliant exit.

To stick with the theme, here’s another exit from Jim Princehorn of Business Protection Specialists.  The pile of white boxes on the left contain flammable paint.

This exit sent in by Charles Anderson of the Euless, Texas Fire Marshal’s office is code-compliant, AND multi-lingual:

Jim Heberlein from Erdman sent a photo of this sign that his son bought in South Korea.  He said they are installed on the inactive leaf of pairs – I think we need signs like this for all of the retail doors that don’t retract their manual flush bolts!

Zeke Wolfskehl sent me these photos of a large door (his friend helped give us some scale) hung on hinges that would be considered inadequate (but the door’s still hanging after all these years).



And also from Zeke, an arched door with a surface-mounted closer.  I have to agree with him…a floor closer would have been a lot prettier, although not always possible.

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th!  Send me some of your summer vacation door-photos!

5 Responses to “Reader Photos”

  1. Brendan says:

    On the arch top, if floor closer is not possible which would be my first choice as well try a PERKO Concealed closer.

  2. Jess says:

    Hello Lori,

    nice photos here,

    closer: i wonder if this one is even on the right side of the door (the room side of the door)

    a closer will work in this way, but problem is the range of motion of the arm, due to it doesn’t have the parallel arm bracket or a corner plate, i don’t think this one will be able to open far and control the door the way it should. this one is best installed with the parallel arm bracket (no need to build up the door for mounting closer body)

    as for the arch top doors and the LCN 4041/4040’s being installed although many don’t like to be able to see hardware in the window, oddly, i like to see hardware in the window (I’m strange in that way) but yes, a floor closer is a better idea for controlling a arch top door,

    but as many say, and probably the engineers at LCN, if there’s a will, there’s a way to get it to work with the product,

    speaking of floor closers, didn’t Zeke work a floor closer manufacturer long ago?? (Rixson) for some reason, i seem to associate his name with a floor closer manufacturer, may have been LinkedIn or maybe an employee profile that mentioned the popular closer.

    and as much as i get (surface mount)closer questions, NOT YET have i got any questions on floor closers, if any questions about them arise, direct my way please!

    -Jess the door closer doctor

  3. vini says:

    Hi Lori,
    where we can get the bracket that you install with the lcn 4040 on the last photo (arch door)

    • Lori says:

      Hi Vini –

      LCN Engineering has a special template for these plates and brackets. If you contact them, they can send you some forms to fill out because the brackets are custom-made depending on the door configuration. I’m not sure whether they have the special template for the 4040, or if it’s just for the 4110 series. The email address for LCN tech support is

      – Lori

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