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Jun 03 2015

WW: Sardine Can

Category: Door Closers,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 1:02 pm Comments (19)


Sardine Can 1

Sardine Can 2

Thank you to Todd Reeves and Deputy Jeff Tock, both of Allegion, for today’s Wordless Wednesday photos!

19 Responses to “WW: Sardine Can”

  1. Carol says:

    Really !!!!

  2. Jim Hooker says:

    LCN Closers. Tougher than a Ceco door!

  3. liberty says:

    Big gust of wind? Door not reinforced.

  4. Rich says:

    Now just imagine a fix with two small screw eyes and some tie wire to hold the tubular cylinder against the door. That door had a 20 minute rating and we are not talking fire here.

  5. liberty says:

    Not everybody has the budget that I get to work with, I could buy a new door. How would YOU fix this on a budget? Or if you were a tenant with an absentee landlord?

  6. David Moyer says:

    Recently (Friday?) a rubber band and some duct tape solved a problem with a lock handle. How could duct tape be used here??

  7. Jess says:

    couple of things I see wrong here,

    1. holow metal door

    2. where are the thru bolts when you need them??

    3. look at the spring tension setting on the closer, (5)

    add 1,2 and 3 together, its a recipe for disaster and a closer peeling off the door(quite litaerly in this photo!)

    …….now I wonder how long it will be before this LCN 4111 pic becomes part of another brand’s marketing material (will not say who) like another LCN-close-pulled-away-from-door photo on a compressed fiber wood door.

    -Jess the door closer doctor

  8. Jess says:

    forgot to add,

    first time I seen an LCN 4111 do a full peel to where it’s standing at right angles to the door (only thing contacting door surface is the end plug)

    an overhead holder/stop could have also prevented this from happening as well

    ill also take a guess, this in a SCHOOL??

    shocked I have not had the question from the employee about it, and what to do.

    -Jess the door closer doctor

  9. Jack Ostergaard says:

    Sure blame a kid!!! The real culprit is the person that didn’t spec (or supply) a galvanized finish on an exterior door. That isn’t brown paint on the inside.

    • Jim Hooker says:

      No, the real culprit is the guy that didn’t specify or supply a closer reinforcement on the door and then didn’t install it with sex-nuts/bolts.

    • Jeff Tock says:

      And that door is in Florida, where there is NO humidity or tropical storms.

  10. John Bange says:

    As a former school district lock Smith, I fully believe it could be a kid. We’d tell manufacturers they needed to make their product stronger, and they’d say “but it’s PRISON grade!” Then we have to gently break it to them that schoolchildren are just like violent felons, only there are no guards to keep them from beating up the door hardware. I’ve seen Schlage L spindles with nearly 90 degrees of twist to them.

  11. J Stroda says:

    Thru bolts would have been better than nut certs…. But a 4011 set to 5? Something’s gonna give

  12. Chuck Park says:

    Do those closers normally come with nutserts, or is that a previous ‘repair’ for stripped screws?

  13. Kent Krauser, AHC,FDAI says:

    Where is the rain drip above the door?
    I’ll bet there isn’t an inverted steel channel reinforcing the lite kit either!
    Nothing like painting the door with the hardware already installed! So much for those silly specs anyway.
    Factory should use better glue to attach the door skins to the honeycomb! LOL!
    This never happens with spring hinges!
    The bright side….We get repeat HM sales!

  14. John Dalrymple says:

    but they did save the expense of a closer reinforcement in the door

  15. Martin Badke aka lauxmyth says:

    Not much to add here, but I will bet the backcheck was ‘set to stun’ instead of getting a stop for the door. As such, kicking the door will move all the force onto that skin. My best judgement is that even thru-bolts would not have have saved this door since thin metal sheet is the same thin metal sheet on both sides.

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