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Jun 27 2014

FF: Thumbpiece Lock

Category: Fixed-it Friday,Locks & KeysLori @ 12:04 am Comments (7)

Another creative locking solution for Fixed-it Friday…I wonder if they lost the key to the trim cylinder, or if they are trying to keep the guy with the key out at certain times (when the padlock is in place).

Thumbpiece Lock

Submitted by Charles Laird of Chet’s Lock and Key.

7 Responses to “FF: Thumbpiece Lock”

  1. krysbe says:

    Umm…. at they aren’t breaking any life safety codes?

    • Lori says:

      As long as the panic hardware on the egress side releases the latch, this isn’t an egress problem, but it doesn’t meet accessibility requirements and it’s an odd way to lock the door.

  2. David Barbaree says:

    Hey, it may not make any functional sense, but at least it’s not ADA compliant.
    On the plus side, it’s really heavy duty so there’s NO chance that thumblatch is going down.

  3. Chuck says:

    Tsk, tsk… Exposed “one-way” screw heads!
    Even if you don’t have the carbide tipped remover, some heavy pressure with a standard screwdriver will back them right out!
    This is why you shouldn’t use these for anything more important than a toilet stall door. 🙂

  4. Darrell says:

    Our customer did this themselves. They McGiver’d dual key control to gain access to the equipment room. The exit device on the other side of the door allows free egress. I imagine that the local power company gets a pass from the ADA codes for the entry side?!?!

  5. Robert says:

    Well if there is a game to guess why this was done.(Friday @ 4pm)
    1) Lost key
    2) Lock function change
    3) Temp lock out (teachers strike-BC Canada)?
    ok ok let it out tell us why this is too stressful

    • Lori says:

      Darrell said it was the power company locking out access to the equipment room. Mystery solved!

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