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Mar 03 2017

FF: Custom Mag-Holder Bracket

Category: Fixed-it Friday,Hold-OpensLori @ 12:05 am Comments (8)

Deputy Jeff Tock of Allegion sent me today’s Fixed-it Friday photo, which goes hand-in-hand with Tuesday’s QQ post about holding force for automatic-closing doors.  Frankly, I’m surprised this magnetic holder has enough strength to keep the door open, considering that the armature is mounted right at the closer instead of near the door edge.  At least it’s purty.  😀

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8 Responses to “FF: Custom Mag-Holder Bracket”

  1. PAUL M GOLDENSE says:

    Look at the size of the armature plate attached to the door. My guess is someone made their own thicker unit with more steel mass to get more grab off the magnet. The normal thin plates which come with everyone’s magnets don’t have enough steel in them to hold that close to the hinge.

  2. Larry Young says:

    Maybe they’re feeding the mag 220 volts to make it stronger. Or maybe they are just lucky and it works.

  3. Rich says:

    Look at the wear in that top hinge. Hard to keep vert rod devices working correctly when the door drops an 1/8 of an inch

  4. Vincent Chestnut says:

    Look at the gap between the knuckles of the hinge.

  5. Roger says:

    So much for FD and egress inspections look at the hinge and damage to the door was that ignored?

  6. lach says:

    What is connected to the face of the head jamb? Looks kinda like a plate screwed in.


    The door frame looks KD (knock down ) so it appears that they installed a markar hinge reinforcement . Ingenuity never ceases to amaze me. Due to the position of the door it would be difficult at best to provide a proper magnetic hold open . But they obviously did not want to spend the coin on a Smoke Check ,LCN Sentronic or any other similar device. It’s definitely looks like the work of an in house handyman. He gets an E for Effort . All to often I see property owners try to scrimp and save on hardware .

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