Maybe I should have a new series called “Jeff Tock’s Photos.” 🙂 Jeff is one of the Ingersoll Rand trainers who travels the world teaching people about hardware, and he sees a lot of “special applications.” Jeff sent me this group of photos recently (thanks Jeff!):
This bank of doors is in a large convention center. I guess nobody realized that when panic hardware is required, the actuating portion of the device has to be at least half the width of the door.
These photos are from an extremely popular historic site / tourist destination, which is visited by an estimated 2 million people each year. The condition of these fire and egress doors certainly supports the need for annual fire and egress door assembly inspections:
Jeff received this one from Tom Riddle of the Mid-Atlantic office of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies. I’m feeling a little embarrassed for whoever made the call to get someone out to the jobsite to troubleshoot the problem.