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Aug 12 2016

FF: Custom Dogging

Category: Fixed-it Friday,Panic HardwareLori @ 12:08 am Comments (12)

I received this Fixed-it Friday photo from Tabor Stride of Commercial Door Company…at least it doesn’t appear to be a fire door!

Custom Dogging

12 Responses to “FF: Custom Dogging”

  1. Austin B says:

    If necessity is the mother of invention, then this mom needs a code consultant!

  2. lach says:

    At least they didn’t make any modifications to the panic itself.

  3. Ryan Pfeiffer says:

    The sad/funny part is that box is probably sitting right over the hex dog and they aren’t aware of what it does.

  4. Michael Pedersen says:

    Did they lose their hex key? Or does this device not have a dogging feature?

  5. Glenn Younger says:

    This reminds me why, when we are not in a fire door situation and we are replacing exit devices, We almost always add dogging. Far better tho have it an not need it, than to need it, and not have it.

  6. Mike Elia says:

    I don’t see how this would this be a ‘code violation’. Security, yes. Code? Maybe or maybe not.

    • Lori says:

      Hi Mike –

      You are correct – as long as this is not a fire door, it is not a code problem. Just a creative solution.

      – Lori

  7. Alan Itzkowitz says:

    In response to Ryan’s comment, similar to putting a door stop to hold open a door that has an automatic operator on it at a religious facility. I had to take the building administrator and facility manager and show them there is a button that will hold the door open for you without the risk of burning out the operator’s motor.


    True they say necessity is the mother of invention… However I think the construction of the hold open device cost more than the device it self …if you add in the cost of the employee who made it material and shop time still inventive ..

  9. Pete Schifferli says:

    Maybe they found out that VD #227 5/32″ hex dog keys list for a whopping $5.90 ea!

  10. Joel Niemi says:

    1. Screws too long.
    2. Finish on metal parts doesn’t match finish of exit device.
    Other than that ….

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