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Jun 18 2014

WW: Butt in Any Time

Category: Egress,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:40 am Comments (10)

I’m at the BHMA meeting in Chicago this week, and the restaurant we selected for dinner (a Chicago icon) had the added bonus of a door that left me a little Wordless.  This is the main entrance and exit from a restaurant with an occupant load of approximately 300.  See any issues?

Butt In Any Time  3 Locks

Why the shims?  Because the door is so misaligned in the frame that the lock would not otherwise align with the strike.

Rim Lock

Surface Bolt

Corner Bracket

Closer Bolts


10 Responses to “WW: Butt in Any Time”

  1. Jack Ostergaard says:

    Looks like that door has been there since John Belushi first said “No Coke – Pepsi” on SNL. Also this is the goat that caused the “Cubs Curse”

  2. Chuck says:

    Isn’t the reinforcement panel for exit devices supposed to be *inside* of the door?

  3. Jutzi says:

    Hey Lori,
    I am “quite familiar” with this establishment (surprise, surprise)! The hell with the hardware issues – – are the food & drinks still great?

  4. Rick says:

    This like many other doors that are being posted brings to light the problem our industry has with preventing unauthorised use while maintaining code compliance. Apparently the owner thinks that once the last trades person is done and the Co is received its anything goes. Being completely oblivious to the liability they are incurring. We need to be teachers for the educators. LOL

  5. Bryan McKeehan says:

    They would replace the door, but then they would lose the precious artwork.

  6. curtis meskus says:

    It seem that no consideration is given to installing a good door (money well spent) with top and bottom rod hardware (money well spent) the properly reenforcing for a good closure(money well spent).

    Rather a cheep slab, frame and hardware is installed, then we have the monthly service call, add a jimmy proof lock, add a reenforcing plate, add a throw bolt add lots of frustration all equaling what it would cost to do the job right the first time.

    ah that reminds me of an old saying “we can’t afford to do the job right the first time be we can afford to fix it.”

  7. Dan Borkowicz says:

    The door needs a good paint job !!!

  8. Andrew Harris,FDAI says:

    It’s just missing a filler plate, what’s the big deal? (Just kidding)

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