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Feb 17 2017

FF: Duct Tape

Category: Egress,Fixed-it Friday,Panic HardwareLori @ 12:01 am Comments (4)

Am I the only one who is curious about whether the tape is to keep the bolt projected for security, or retracted for safety?  (I have my suspicions.)  Thank you to Paul Bockert of Allegion for today’s Fixed-it Friday photo!

4 Responses to “FF: Duct Tape”


    I have not seen a Corbin /Russwin paddle style panic like this in years .. Obsolete here Toronto. Most of the up to date Fire Inspectors will have it removed and a proper panic exit device installed . However some just walk away…As long as it works .
    I’m sure the tape is so no one locks the door during the day . I have found some inspectors that have allow a deadbolt with and exit Lock ( knob ,Lever, panic …As long as you can assure them it’s not used during the course of normal business hours.

  2. Mike says:

    Macgyver strikes again.

  3. Chris McKechnie says:

    I’ve actually seen this paddle in recent year in Toronto. They’re still in some of the heritage buildings and the inspectors don’t want to start the fight with the heritage society.

  4. Rick Halloran says:

    One other possibility is that it is there to keep it locked based upon the verbiage in the sign. It seems that the proprietor does not want people exiting this door to smoke, so lock it up. Would not be the first one we’ve seen.

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