Here’s a big group of reader photos from the emailbox!
And here’s another example of how cold weather can affect some hardware, from Bob Jutzi…
Justin Ritter from ASSA ABLOY saw these doors in an airport. I guess the Chexit delayed egress devices weren’t enough of a deterrent so they added the high-security strap. What do you think about the delayed egress signage stenciled on the glass? Is it visible enough to meet the intent of the code?
When I posted a photo of a split hinge used on a dutch door, Gerry Austin sent me this one. I think this is a much better application!
This one is from Fail Blog. Hopefully it’s not a fire door.
A labeled stair door with a plunger hold-open:
A fire door that does not stay closed and latched because it’s missing something important…
And a door with a delayed egress device and a double cylinder deadbolt. Sometimes facility personnel think that they can install non-code-compliant locks if they only use them “after hours.” But the IBC does not differentiate between occupied and unoccupied conditions when it comes to egress. When modifications like this are allowed, the added locks often end up being used when the building is occupied. Another consideration is the safety of firefighters who may be in the “unoccupied” building and find themselves trapped.