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Sep 16 2015

WW: Down at the Mini-Mart

Chris Ostwinkle from DH Pace sent me today’s Wordless Wednesday photo.  The bar above the panic limits the degree of opening, which may have contributed to the closer issues.  And in case you missed it…that’s a double-cylinder deadbolt above the panic, in addition to the slide bolt.  🙁



9 Responses to “WW: Down at the Mini-Mart”

  1. Jack Ostergaard says:

    Someone should report this door on the “Silent Witness Program”

  2. Marcus Muirhead says:

    Unless you’re working with criminals, this seems a little over the top. I wouldn’t want to work for a comapny that had -or needed- a “Silent Witness Program”. Wow. maybe they should have a failed door closer program, instead.

    • Jess The Door Closer Doctor says:

      Marcus, loved your comment on failed door closer program, or spread more awareness of the 4 L’s of closers, this one, I am sure 2 or 3 of them L’s need attention!

      the L’s of closers::

      1. check for LEAKS at pinion and valves

      2. check for LOOSE fasteners (this one needs this checked NOW) arm mounting screws/studs as well as closer mounting locations

      3. Lubricate arm joints

      4. when mounting it, make sure its LEVEL!

      -Jess the door closer doctor

  3. Frank Ehrman CPP PSP says:

    The dangling door closer is a nice touch!
    Somebody needs to be arrested!!

    • Joel Niemi says:

      If it’s just an exit door, is a closer needed? Direct discharge to the exterior, emergency (or trash drop, with supervisor present) – does it need to be automatically closing?

      • Lori says:

        Hi Joel –

        Most exterior doors are not required by code to have a closer, although there are always exceptions. For example, the Massachusetts Building Code requires exterior doors of some apartment buildings to be self-closing. Generally a closer wouldn’t be required by code for this door but it feels a little weird to have a door with a panic that doesn’t have a closer. Plus most exterior doors (apparently not this one) need the closer for security. AND…the closer in the photo is going to give someone a concussion when it comes down.

        – Lori

  4. Eric Andrews says:

    I can’t Really add much More that what has Already been said. I think My favorite part is the Random capitalization of Words on the Sign.

    • Lori says:

      The funny thing is…I edit most of the comments left on my site for spelling, punctuation, etc., and I was about to fix your capitalization until I finished reading it. 🙂

  5. David says:

    Obviously this door was at one time the criminals favorite entrance. The insurance here must be incredible. Or perhaps if they attempt to leave they simply get knocked out but the LCN 4040 .

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