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May 27 2015

WW: Emergency Exit Only

Today’s Wordless Wednesday photo came from RB Sontag of Allegion.  This is a roof door (which really shouldn’t be an emergency exit anyway) and I can’t imagine how secure a chain wrapped around the lever would be, but if the exit is to be taken out of service they should talk to the fire marshal and change the signage…

Chained Roof Door

4 Responses to “WW: Emergency Exit Only”

  1. Daniel Ferry, AHC says:

    Per signage, “Push until alarm sounds and door can be opened in” NO TIME???
    I crack me up!!!

  2. John Dalrymple says:

    It’s a “break-away” chain. The yellow chain is plastic and will likely “release” at some minimal amount of force. I think they have the wrong function on the lock.

  3. Bryan McKeehan says:

    Nice seal at the bottom of the door, not!

  4. Ken Grayling says:

    there’s so much slack on the chain I can’t see it stopping the lever moving. Even a return-to-door handle usually has enough gap to winkle the chain out from around it. I’d call this ‘solution’ plain inept.

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