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Answers to your door, hardware, and code questions from Allegion's Lori Greene.
Aug 12 2016
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!
If necessity is the mother of invention, then this mom needs a code consultant!
Ha ha……….. classic.
At least they didn’t make any modifications to the panic itself.
The sad/funny part is that box is probably sitting right over the hex dog and they aren’t aware of what it does.
Did they lose their hex key? Or does this device not have a dogging feature?
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.
I don’t see how this would this be a ‘code violation’. Security, yes. Code? Maybe or maybe not.
Hi Mike –
You are correct – as long as this is not a fire door, it is not a code problem. Just a creative solution.
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 ..lol still inventive ..
Maybe they found out that VD #227 5/32″ hex dog keys list for a whopping $5.90 ea!
1. Screws too long.
2. Finish on metal parts doesn’t match finish of exit device.
Other than that ….
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