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Protection Plates

Where does a stretcher plate go?

I haven’t been able to find an answer to this one! A stretcher plate is a protection plate most often used in hospitals, to protect the door from gurneys.  What is the proper mounting height for a stretcher plate?  I looked at some gurney specifications to find out the standard height, but they are adjustable […]

Reader Photos

It’s time to clean out my inbox again!  Here are some of the reader photos I’ve received.  Thanks to all who sent them! Denise Gorski of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies spotted these fire and egress door problems at a hotel.  I’m sure they have been repaired “without delay” as required by NFPA 80, right?   […]

Code Implications for Mechanical Hardware

Locksmiths are often called upon to increase security at an existing door or replace hardware that is damaged or defective. There are several code-related issues to note before getting started…

Exit Signs on Kick Plates

John Gant of Allegion sent me a very interesting question this morning (well, it was interesting to me anyway!). This photo was taken at a new athletic center in Vermont. The kick plates have luminous “EXIT” signage on them, and John was told that this was a code requirement…

Decoded: Protection Plates on Fire Doors (November 2017)

For such a simple piece of hardware, protection plates installed on fire doors have caused more than their fair share of trouble, particularly in health care facilities…

WW: Protection Plates (protection from what?)

I received this Wordless Wednesday photo from both Estefano Pilonieta and Rossen Marinov, so I’m sharing it with the rest of the iDigHardware world (originally posted on Reddit)…

QQ: Protection Plate Size

How wide should a protection plate be?

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