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Sep 18 2013

WW: Push-Pull-Panic

Category: Egress,Panic Hardware,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 11:13 am Comments (9)

Cory Yamaguchi of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies sent me this photo of an egress door he saw on an outing to the local dairy farm with his family.  I’m picturing a farm that hosts lots of visitors, not the type where the cow:human ratio is 100:1.  In addition to the creative application of pull handles, there are loops up at the top (one looks like it’s missing) if they need a little extra security.  If you’re just tuning in, this is not code-compliant.

Push Pull Panic

UPDATE: There were several questions about what type of farm building this is, so here’s some more information.  This is a working dairy and pig farm, but is also open to visitors who want to pay $20 each for a farm experience.  The building where this pair of doors is located is the birthing barn, where you can sit on the bleachers and watch calves being born (cool, right?!).  So it’s definitely an Assembly occupancy with a load of more than 50 people, and would require panic hardware.  And the building was obviously occupied when Cory took the photo.  Here’s another photo of the birthing barn:

Birth in Progress

9 Responses to “WW: Push-Pull-Panic”

  1. nitramnaed says:

    The requirement for panic hardware does seems odd for a dairy barn. Could it be deemed assembly because they have a large viewing area or stage set-up for visitors? In any case the cows are screwed trying to exit in a fire here unless they develop an opposable thumb.

  2. Chris Bird says:

    well at least the finishes all match.

  3. Cda says:

    Interesting set up??

    Good question why the added hardware, is it specifically there to secure the doors ,,

    Did he say what went on in the building ?

  4. Rich says:

    The loops at the top look like left overs from a door swing limiting chain, the kind that would do the job of a windjammer type device. Hopefully they were not for something else.

  5. Vivian Volz says:

    Now I wonder what kind of machinery they’ve got in there, or how many cows! I can see that panic hardware and cows might not play well together, hence the retrofit.

  6. Cda says:

    The push pulls may have been they prior to the panic

  7. Mark Brandfass says:

    Was this photo taken in Bangladesh?

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