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Apr 28 2017

FF: Light Duty Hold-Open

Category: Fixed-it Friday,Hold-OpensLori @ 12:33 am Comments (3)

Thank you to Jack Ostergaard of Healy, Bender, and Associates for sending today’s Fixed-it Friday photo.  This problem-solving application was found in a school, but at least the door is not fire-rated (even though it has wired glass).

3 Responses to “FF: Light Duty Hold-Open”

  1. Jerry Richmond AHC/CDC says:

    Yikes! Looks like quite an old installation- note the slot head screws on the hinges the and traditional, or “pot-belly”, door closer with corner bracket. Odd that the vestibule door is LHRB and leads directly to the exterior exit door which is RHRB. Usually, the doors, in this application, swing the same. Somebody wasn’t paying attention to detail!

  2. Anthony Wan says:

    That’s what I call a “convex ceiling stop” 😉

  3. Pete Schifferli says:

    I note that the Norton pot belly closer has a friction hold-open arm. The friction hold open arms are a PITA to keep working properly, particularly on exterior doors with a high frequency of operation. This also applies to other makes as well as Norton. The LCN Cush-N-Stop® or similar type arm with a positive hold open device is a better choice IMHO.


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