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Dec 02 2015

WW: Panic Problem

Sometimes I wonder if y’all are creating these Wordless Wednesday and Fixed-it Friday photos just so you can get famous.  🙂

WW Panic Problem

Thank you to Eric Rieckers of Yadon Construction Specialties, who was not responsible for this installation!

22 Responses to “WW: Panic Problem”

  1. Eyal says:

    I guess they were inspired by this video…
    http://idighardware.com/2011/03/panic-fail/

  2. Jeff says:

    Where are the exterior pull handles?

  3. Mojo says:

    Thanks for starting my morning with a laugh. I literally laughed out loud when I opened this page.

    My doggies are looking at me and wondering what’s going on.

  4. Ryan Pfeiffer says:

    These types of pictures deserve more context!! I see an exit sign way in the back corner, so it makes me wonder if the entire wood framed opening was installed backwards. It looks like the doors might be opening in to an office area or something. Then perhaps the installer decided to put the panic devices on the proper side anyway? Then couldn’t figure out why it doesn’t work, so he took off the cover plates to investigate…

    So much LOL here… thanks for sharing.

  5. Marcus Muirhead says:

    I’d like to meet the tech who installed this… just to see what kind of person would do this…

  6. Eric says:

    Sometimes instructions are mistaken for packaging material.

  7. Bryan McKeehan says:

    I would have loved to have seen the look on the installer’s face when he started to install the mullion or top latches if vertical rod.

  8. Curtis Meskus says:

    It took a second, then I laughed out loud.

  9. Jim Hooker says:

    No, there’s just that many poor installations of hardware out there!

  10. Joel Niemi says:

    “Deconstructivism” and “showing off the inner workings of the building”

  11. Jim says:

    Really! I think it’s Photoshop, no?

  12. JMR says:

    Looks like a life safety violation to me.

  13. John Payson says:

    Giving the benefit of the doubt where it probably isn’t due, could those mechanisms operate concealed vertical rods, and could the hinges be of a double-swing type? While latching mechanisms for double-swing doors would seem tricky, I would think there could be some situations where it would be desirable to have an exit door which could be pushed from either side.

  14. H. M. Kang says:

    I’m sure that someone really like the exit device design.^^

  15. Timothy Perry says:

    Quality! 🙂

  16. Eric says:

    Haha, that is pretty amazing.

  17. David Federico says:

    A royal goof up or planned glass barrier .who knew . A new type of doctor Doolittle panic know as push me pull you … think original Dr. Doolittle…

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