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Hospital Hardware

I’m sorry I’ve been incommunicado this week…sometimes life gets in the way of hardware.  When I agreed to lend a hand to my sister-in-law during the birth of my niece, I had no idea it would take 4 days!  The good news is that my niece has arrived, and I was able to spend 4 […]

Old Sturbridge Village

If you haven’t been to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, you’re missing out on some great old hardware applications.  They recently had an exhibit of antique door pulls, and as soon as my first-grader saw it he said, “Mom!  I think you’re going to want to get out your camera!”  🙂 In addition to […]

Reader Photos

My inbox is overflowing with reader photos again.  Thanks everyone! From Jerry Heid of Advantage Lites and Louvers / Zero International, a gravity closer on a restaurant entrance: From Adam King of Vulcan Lock, a reminder of why closers shouldn’t be installed on the exterior: From Nolan Thrope of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies – Metro-NY, […]

WW: Great Wedge of China

This Wordless Wednesday post can’t be completely wordless (that’s nothing new).  These photos were sent to me by my friend and colleague, Kurt Roeper, who is traveling in China at the moment and reports that idighardware/ihatehardware is banned in China.  Here’s Kurt’s note that came along with the photos: “It can now be confirmed that […]

WW: The World’s Most Beautiful Floor Stop

In keeping with (Almost-)Wordless Wednesday protocol, I’ll let you gaze upon this beautiful floor stop for today, and tomorrow I’ll tell you the circumstances that led me to it.

Los Sostenedores de la Puerta

I’m getting ready to head home from Arc-US in San Diego (which has been a fabulous conference!), and wondering how long it will be before someone tweets a photo of me singing on stage with the Dueling Pianomen.  Until then, here’s some signage the likes of which I’ve never seen before.  I’m in favor of […]


When you’re faced with an opening where a floor stop or wall stop just won’t work, you could use an overhead stop.  If that’s not enough protection, you could use a door closer with advanced variable backcheck (AVB), which starts the backcheck (cushioning effect) earlier in the opening cycle and keeps the door from gaining momentum.  Or […]

FF: New LCN Special Template

It’s called the Ives Cush Stop (just kidding – we don’t endorse this application!)…

FF: Hinge Pin Stop

I have not yet seen this product (the DoorSaver II) in use, but I’ve definitely seen distributors enlarging the hole in a residential hinge pin stop in order to use it on a commercial hinge. This looks like an interesting idea…

FF: Floor Stop Location

The current location of this stop is definitely not working – it is too close to the pivot and it’s damaging the door sweep. It could potentially damage the sweep regardless of where it is mounted…

FF: Funky Floor Stops

I don’t know that I’ve ever seen floor stops like these…

More Reader Photos

Austin Baumann of Central Indiana Hardware sent me this photo of the emergency exit in a mirror maze. This would be considered a special amusement building – I wrote about some of the requirements for those occupancies here. I have often seen means of egress modifications…

WW: Angle-Iron Stop

Thank you to Ted Wightman of Allegion for today’s Wordless Wednesday photo! I have no words…

WWYD? Hinge Pin Stops

I’ve written specifications for many projects where the architect requested hinge-pin stops – door stops which mount on the hinge pin and are designed to stop the door when it reaches the desired open position.

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