This question has come up before but I had not seen a good door to illustrate the issue – until today! I spotted the hardware from the outside but because it was a lawyer’s office I didn’t plan on going in to ask if I could take a photo of their door. Then on my way out of the building, someone came out of the lawyer’s office and I saw that it was a Von Duprin A device and I couldn’t resist.
So here’s the question…is it code-compliant to have panic hardware along with additional stationary horizontal push-bars? Oddly enough, when I asked the receptionist for permission to take the photos, she told me that “nobody knows how to get through the door” because they don’t push on the crossbar device – they push on the stationary bars. Personally I would have found a way to dog the panic hardware by now, but what do you think? OK or NO WAY?
Look what we were working on in Indianapolis today (6 more videos are in the works!)!