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Jun 08 2016
Anyone see a problem with this Wordless Wednesday photo sent in by Art of Doors?
Patio I take it??
Do not like the plastic curtains
I think the panic hardware is to low
Exit device is not installed at proper height.
Yep….. Door hinged on wrong side. Sends you right back up to the entrance door because of the railing.
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.
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.
the exit device is mounted too low.
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.
How sweet. A door for the little people.
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.
The concern I would have is that the door blends in with the building interior and is not obvious as a door.
It’s mounted too low
Panic too low
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
DEVICE LOOKS A LITTLE LOW TO ME.
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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