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Nov 08 2016

Door Problems…

Category: General InfoLori @ 12:01 am Comments (3)
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I think there really are a thousand ways to screw up a door, but it’s not every day you see a cartoon on the subject.  Jim Phillips of SBS Associates sent me this oldie that he found in a file.  Anyone know where it originated?  I’d like to give credit to the artist.

Doors, frames, and hardware can be incredibly complicated, especially when you add access control, existing conditions, various manufacturers, and factor in the code requirements.  I still remember some of the mistakes I made back in the early days…like the time I had a project with 2 different veneers, and I ordered the paint-grade birch doors for openings where I should have ordered oak, and vice versa?  Have I ever told you about the time my boss ordered 728 plastic laminate doors with the hardware locations 1/8-inch off?  And it always seemed like when one thing went wrong on a project, other problems usually followed.  Am I right??

If hardware was easy, they’d call it easy-ware!  😀

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3 Responses to “Door Problems…”

  1. Tony Klagenberg says:

    Ain’t it the truth. The mistakes we make can sure humble us. I used to say “order the doors in the wrong finish? Never done that.” Then it happened to me. Thank God it was a small job. Clicked on the wrong color on one of those on line forms.

  2. Bryan McKeehan says:

    For the masses, if it was easy, it wouldn’t be called hardware. Thank you Bob Larson for teaching me that, even though I have always found it to be easy. After all, just about every piece of hardware has instructions.

  3. Glenn says:

    AS I WAS TOLD LONG AGO….IF IT WAS EASY KMART WOULD SELL IT!!

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