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Aug 22 2014

FF: 5 Operations to Exit

Category: Egress,Fixed-it Friday,Locks & KeysLori @ 9:18 am Comments (16)

Eric Rieckers of Yadon Construction Specialties sent me this classic Fixed-it Friday photo of a door gone wrong.  Security must not be enhanced at the expense of life safety, and doors in a means of egress must be unlatched with one operation.  Several of these locks are also mounted outside of the allowable range for operable hardware.

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16 Responses to “FF: 5 Operations to Exit”

  1. Ryan Pfeiffer says:

    And a 1/4″ piece of wood is all that is preventing someone from kicking it in.

  2. John Picciotti says:

    It looks perfectly legit to me. I think it is in Colorado and it is where the medical marijuana is stored 🙂

  3. Kent Krauser, AHC, FDAI says:

    Now I know what to do with all those old samples!

  4. Angie says:

    Are they storing gold in there or what?

  5. Bob Jutzi says:

    Bill Elliott was the spec writer. 🙂

  6. Bill Elliott says:

    Right Hope you have a Merry Christmas.

  7. John robb says:

    I’ve seen more cylinders under the hood of a chevy v8

  8. John robb says:

    Less is more

    • John robb says:

      He got mixed up with the definition of a 5 lever lock
      If these are all latch lock I would love to see one person opening this door….think about it

  9. John robb says:

    so of they are all latch locks this is ultra secure. you would need to be well armed to gain entry

  10. curtis meskus says:

    just kick in the hinged side it wound be easier

  11. Khozema Kazi, AHC, FDAI says:

    it is an invite to vandals, that something worthy could be behind the door.

  12. Vince Black says:

    Looks like the average apartment door in N.Y.C.

  13. George Everding says:

    …if you ever need an illustration to explain why “Keyed Alike” is sometimes a good option.

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