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Jul 19 2013

Reader Photos

Time to clean out the inbox!  Here’s the first batch:

A couple people have asked about construction labels lately.  I wrote about construction labels a while ago, but today I received these photos from David Seeley of Clark Security.  Anyone want to guess why these stair doors have a construction label?

Door with Construction Label

Construction Label

Jeff Tock of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies sent me this group of photos from his recent travels.  I recognized the airport door from one of my trips earlier in the year (that’s pretty bad when you start recognizing doors 3,000 miles away).  The men’s room repair doesn’t look familiar.  🙂

Airport Exit

Mens Room Repair

Maybe this emergency exit is no longer required?

Blocked Exit

Emergency Exit Sign

These came from Dwayne Robinett of REES Associates.  I can’t say anything about the first one because my mom taught me to keep quiet at times like this.  😀  The second one is a little tough to see but I had to post it anyway.  Exit, but don’t peek!  Yes, that’s the ladies’ room.  I’m guessing the exit sign is missing an arrow.

Stop Closer  Exit but do not peek

This historic landmark is visited by 2.5 million people each year.  RB Sontag of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies noticed a little problem with their emergency exit gate – a padlock!

Emergency Exit Gate

RB also sent me this lovely door repair photo.  You know what causes this problem, right?

Closer Repair

Dave Saltmarsh, from Westfield State University, saw this door from the 1500’s in the Old San Juan Governor’s fortress. I wonder if today’s doors will look this good in 500 years?

OSJ Door OSJ Hinge

If you’ve got any vacation plans this summer, don’t forget to send me some photos!

4 Responses to “Reader Photos”

  1. Todd says:

    I’m stumped on the first picture, but it doesn’t look like the top rods are latching are they? The gap down the middle seems a bit large but I’m doubtful that’s the purpose of a construction label.

    As for the closer picture farther down, is it just lack of reinforcing in the door and frame?

    • Lori says:

      Hi Todd –

      I’m guessing it was the lite configuration but I’m not positive. On the bad door/frame fix, that usually happens because they keep replacing the closer until the door and frame are full of holes. Maybe they need a more durable closer.

      – Lori

  2. charles says:

    Anyone want to guess why these stair doors have a construction label

    the windows, they are wood frame? and not sure about the glass

  3. SafetyDave says:

    and it looks like the hinge reinforcement is next!!! Bet it had a Norton 7500 at one time judging by the “rectangle” mark below the bottom right mounting holes…..

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