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Aug 21 2013

WW: Low Narrow Lite

I received today’s photo from Brenda Dove of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies.  I wonder if that glass is impact-resistant

Upside Down Door

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19 Responses to “WW: Low Narrow Lite”

  1. Charles Pearce says:

    Doggie/Cat door

    • Jim McDonald says:

      That is exactly what I was thinking!

      How could someone install the door this way without asking questions?!?

  2. Jack says:

    Re-Handed door gone wrong – lol…:P

  3. John Danes says:


  4. Rachel Smith says:

    Obviously upside down.. I wonder if it is on continuous hinges….
    I mean. come on!

  5. Safecrackin Sammy says:

    You know your in trouble when……………………………

    You ask RH or LH door and they say “Yes”

  6. Chad Jenkins says:

    This be logical in a corridor as a path of egress during a fire because you may be crawling on the floor to avoid the smoke. I can’t tell how large the area is beyond this Exit Access door shown in the photo but considering that it is an in-swinging door I assume that it services a small section of the building. My guess is they wanted to stay consistent with the location of the lites in the rest of the building.

    Chad – National Locksmithing Institute

  7. charles says:

    come on

    It is so you can see a person of any height!!!!

  8. Ken Grayling says:

    Obviously a better class of person on this thread – no jokes about vertically-challenged folk!

  9. Logan says:

    I almost did a spit-take.

  10. Kent says:

    It came from the factory that way….it MUST be correct!

    Short people need to see out too! LOL!

  11. Daniel Ferry, AHC says:

    Love that logic Chad! Did not think of that. Very clever.
    2 problems though. It does not meet ADA, need 10″ clear above the floor.
    And it is an office or classroom door as noted by the signage.

    • Chad Jenkins says:

      Thanks Dan. I appreciate the comment. The 2010 provision of ADA does require the door provide a smooth surface across the full width of the door up to 10 inches high but, that did not go into effect until recently. I would assume that this building was built prior to that mandate and did not take that into consideration. I know this looks odd but consider it forward thinking. The lites do need to be higher than 10 inches moving forward.

      Chad Jenkins – National Locksmithing Institute

  12. Cody Parrott says:

    The AHJ has some splainin’ to do!

  13. Jamo Ladd says:

    wish i could say my shop has never made a mistake, But we have never let a light at the bottom of a door go out. We have had a narrow vision on the hinge side get out of here by mistake, however

  14. SafetyDave says:

    i bet it was an overworked salesman who was asleep at the wheel while he was ordering it!!!at least the lockset looks to be at the right height though,it could be a daycare room,but in the years i’ve been a door guy,never seen anybody do something like that!!

  15. Robert says:

    Interesting door on Apt 102B and a Rhodes I/C lever and I bet the 60 min tag still on it too, but than there is no threshold. Be good for the smoke level vision to check hall way and best of luck if FDAI is started soon.

  16. Cecilia says:

    It’s so the dog/cat can see out.

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