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Jun 08 2016

WW: Emergency Exit Only

Category: Egress,Panic Hardware,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:21 am Comments (15)

Anyone see a problem with this Wordless Wednesday photo sent in by Art of Doors?

Emergency Exit

15 Responses to “WW: Emergency Exit Only”

  1. Cda says:

    Patio I take it??

    Do not like the plastic curtains

    I think the panic hardware is to low

  2. Mojo says:

    Exit device is not installed at proper height.

  3. Dwight says:

    Yep….. Door hinged on wrong side. Sends you right back up to the entrance door because of the railing.

  4. MartinB (aka lauxmyth) says:

    Let me be first with the security problem. I could trip the exit device from outside by exploiting the gap beside the glass and waist rail.
    I shall leave all the other problems to others.

  5. Michael Pedersen says:

    It’s actually part of a new ADA requirement, so that seeing-eye dogs can open doors for the blind. Not every dog is big enough to reach a panic bar at 46″ so they put it low so even small little beagles and such can activate it. Dogs navigate by smell also, so it doesn’t matter if the door blends into the wall.


  6. Ryan Krakowsky says:

    the exit device is mounted too low.

  7. J.R. Filson says:

    The exit device appears too low, and there are obstructions on the glass and over the face of the door that obstruct the free egress, and could be totally over the device. It also appears that there is an obstructive parking bollard or tubing that would keep those exiting from direct access to a public way. It is also not an Allegion device.
    Have a Wonderful Wordless Wednesday.

  8. Joel says:

    How sweet. A door for the little people.

  9. James Slemmons says:

    The new pathogen free, knee operated panic device that opens out onto a walkway, with railing, which at 90° blocks egress from the the walkway to the parking lot?

    No, looks fine.

  10. Kyle Karstaedt says:


    The concern I would have is that the door blends in with the building interior and is not obvious as a door.

  11. John Dalrymple says:

    It’s mounted too low

  12. Richard says:

    Panic too low

  13. Ross Putt says:

    Height of panic bar looks too low, but without seeing it better from outside I would guess traffic bollard to prevent parking too close to an exit door

  14. dave lorentzen says:


  15. Khozema Kazi, AHC, FDAI says:

    I see hinges only on the lower portion of the door, the glass on the upper portion has no hinges, thus the glass is very precariously placed with only its bottom edge fixed on the wooden panel and all 3 sides without any anchor/support. The exit device will be pushed not by hands but by knee, while pushing the door on the glass panel is a mishap waiting to occur.

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