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Apr 29 2016

FF: Broken Arm

Category: Door Closers,Fire Doors,Fixed-it FridayLori @ 12:10 am Comments (10)

This closer repair obviously qualifies as a Fixed-it Friday photo, but it also left me Wordless.  Thanks to Jim Lenox of Allegion.

Closer Fix


10 Responses to “FF: Broken Arm”

  1. Scott Foley says:

    Wow, that is cool!
    Wish I had thought of this repair method when I was in the field đŸ™‚

  2. Bryan says:

    I wonder if it relates to the physics poster above the door…

  3. Vince Black says:

    Expert level.


  4. Eric says:

    I don’t think rubber bands are allowed on fire rated assemblies.

  5. Deborah says:

    I think this has been rigged to advertise the “physics contest” shown in the poster above the door!

  6. Don Funsch says:

    Nice wire glass

  7. Rich says:

    What you can’t see is the hole in the wall punched by the arm elbow. There is no way the wall isn’t damaged. The best you could do with the rubber bands is to make enough angle that the arm scrapes down the wall each cycle of the door. To still be using hold open arms is another subject all together. No better than a wooden wedge under the door. The top hinge is probably loose due to the hold open stress. The casing is split showing it.

  8. Nolan Thrope says:


  9. Chuck Park says:

    All kinds of wrong here, including one of Lori’s favorites, wired glass.

  10. DAVID FEDERICO says:

    Don’t know why they install a unit this way . I have always where possible installed Parallel arm it’s the most secure and strongest installation .

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