Several people have commented that I’m supposed to be on vacation, I should be relaxing, enjoying quality family time, etc. Well, I just returned from 10 HOURS at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia and I am SO TIRED. But I know I won’t be able to sleep if I don’t post something for you to look at with your morning coffee tomorrow.
This post should probably be called “Gates of Busch Gardens” because there aren’t a whole lot of doors there, at least not that visitors can see. Gate hardware is tough. There’s never enough gate to hold the hardware, and there’s usually no frame head to mount a closer too. Not to mention that most gates are exposed to the elements, and a fair number of them require panic hardware. When I need a panic device on an exterior gate I usually use the Von Duprin 55 or 88 series because they won’t rust and there’s no place for water to collect. It’s not a real high-security application but it’s usually enough to keep the honest people out. For gates that require access control I usually use the Schlage Electronics 390G+ gate lock. LCN makes some special templates for gate closers, and you can use special rust inhibitor (SRI) to help prevent corrosion.
Here are some pictures from today (you can hover your cursor above the picture before clicking to see my comments):