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Nov 14 2012

WW: Bollard Hold-Open

Yes, this is a fire door, and yes, the bollard is permanently bolted in place.

Same facility, another rated pair…one leaf has manual flush bolts and no closer, the other is held open with a wedge:

Photos:  Kent Krauser, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies

I know this is Wordless Wednesday, but I wanted to mention a special offer from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).  Join CSI at by Friday, November 16th and pay only $192 for national dues — a 20% savings.

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5 Responses to “WW: Bollard Hold-Open”

  1. Joel Niemi says:

    Do you suppose that a forklift, pallet jack, or whatever the bollard is protecting the door from, stuck the bollard? Base plate looks bent.

  2. Eric says:

    I guess their interpretation of “protect all openings” was to protect the doors from being damaged. They’ve done a good job of it.

  3. Cathy Kopp says:

    Since it’s ‘Wordless Wednesday’, can you hear me shaking my head in disbelief?!

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