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Oct 03 2014

FF: Thru-Bolts, Who Needs ‘Em?

A lot of great things have happened in the last couple of weeks…

  • I added the Codes tab to my website (up there! ^), and it’s not too late to help check the information on the Reed Construction Data site and possibly win a $50 gift card!  Thank you to everyone who has already checked the data for their state!
  • I received a lot of great feedback and ideas on my post about our new hardware finish samples.  I’ll be picking the 10 winners soon, and hoping to get my hands on some more finish samples to share asap.
  • The online Decoded course is in it’s 5th session for the year, but there are still more than 500 people on the waiting list!  I will be working on changing this to an on-demand course early in 2015 – no lines, no waiting.
  • Thanks to Dan Dateno of BR Johnson, I have a fun new way to teach about door and hardware nomenclature.
  • I had my 20th anniversary yesterday as a member of the Allegion (and previously Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies) team!
  • iDigHardware passed a milestone with more than 21,000 visits in a 31-day period, and an even bigger milestone with MORE THAN 1 MILLION PAGEVIEWS since I started keeping track of the stats…

1 Million Pageviews


And finally, Sandro Vano and Jeff Tock, both of Allegion, sent me this photo which is one of my favorite Fixed-it Friday photos ever!  If you like it too, you can easily share it by using the share/save tool up near the title of the post!

Who Needs Thru-Bolts

Have a great weekend, all!

12 Responses to “FF: Thru-Bolts, Who Needs ‘Em?”

  1. Ryan Pfeiffer says:

    “Testing a new type of hold-open”

  2. Mike Waddington says:

    Congratulations on the 20th anniversary!

    And THAT picture! …………… WOW! 🙂

  3. Daniel Davis says:

    Hahahahahaha! Is that the limbo panic device feature?

  4. Kent Krauser, AHC, FDAI says:

    See! I told you our latchbolts were strong! LOL!

  5. Robert Martineau says:

    Ha ha ha!

  6. David Barbaree says:

    This is a good advertisement picture for Allegion. You could say, our exit devices keep on barring the doorway even if there is no door.

  7. Eric says:


  8. David R. DeFilippo says:

    Looks like fun

  9. Khozema Kazi, AHC, FDAI says:

    I am eager to know the reason this facility will give for such application.
    Can we get this info?

    • Lori says:

      I’m pretty sure someone pushed on the door and the panic device stayed latched and pulled off of the door because it wasn’t thru-bolted.

  10. Matt says:

    LOL Knowing this manufacturer, thru-bolts are an added prefix on the order number (-TB) but even if the TB option was included on the order, they are notorious for not sending them, or any screws at all for that matter. Maybe the installer thought they were not needed because they were not in the box. Lately we have been getting their SVR devices without ANY rods…guess we don’t need them either.

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