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Jul 15 2016

FF: Hinge Side Latch

Category: Fixed-it Friday,Panic HardwareLori @ 12:01 am Comments (12)

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Heather Hedrick of Martin Architectural Products sent me today’s Fixed-it Friday photo…of an application found in a local movie theater.  Sigh.

Hinge Side Latch

12 Responses to “FF: Hinge Side Latch”

  1. Lee Francisco says:

    Judging from the scratches it looks like it has been there awhile too!

  2. lach says:

    What is on the latch side? Did they just put on the wrong handed crossbar? Or did they “ghetto-rig” it to have latches on both sides?

  3. Michael Pedersen says:

    Are you sure it’s Friday? ‘Cause I’m wordless.

  4. John Payson says:

    If there would never be any need to lock the door in question and it isn’t a fire door, the latch might serve no purpose no matter where it was mounted but the panic hardware might serve to indicate that the door can be pushed open. If the door is part of a double-door assembly, would mounting latches on the outside be any worse than using a vertical-rod panic but omitting the rods?

  5. Mike Elia says:

    But you said the exit device was reversible… Maybe it’s on the wrong side of the door… LOL

  6. Ryan Johnson says:

    Guess they didn’t want to spring for NRP hinges!

  7. WSM says:

    Oh! An impromptu push bar with negative latching. Check out that universally prepped frame for multiple hinge locations.

  8. Jerry Richmond, AHC/CDC says:

    Here’s my “guess”.

    Looks like this is a vestibule door and they no longer needed locking, so they put the device on this way and it is now a dummy cross bar. Or would the dummy be the genius who did this?

  9. Heather says:

    It was a standard rim device, the ‘latch’ side was just the hinge side of the device. No latching at all. It was the exit only door out of the theater lobby (leading into the vestibule). No trim on the pull side.

  10. Jared says:

    I’d bet that a tech didn’t have the correct handed replacement. (Maybe dogging wasn’t working) This is all he/she had. Pretty funny though

  11. Vincent Chestnut says:

    Isn’t that a door monitor switch?

  12. Austin B says:

    You had one job! Sorry, couldn’t resist!

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