View Larger Image WW: Vertical Rod Repair Kevin Taylor of Allegion left me wordless with this Wordless Wednesday photo. Feel free to add your own words below if you feel moved. You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. By Lori Greene|2014-04-02T00:23:34-04:00April 2nd, 2014|Doors Gone Wrong, Means of Egress, Panic Hardware, Wordless Wednesday|17 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsAppTumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Lori Greene Related PostsNone found Recent Posts 17 Comments Cda April 2, 2014 at 8:09 am - Reply Wordless David Moyer April 2, 2014 at 8:58 am - Reply I’m sure the bar is there only because there is no door closer on the right door. Yeah, that’s it! charlie Hobbs April 2, 2014 at 9:58 am - Reply WHY would you do that ? Take the pull bar from the out side so you cannot get in and put it under the top rods to retract the top bolts but also stop the doors from opening. I guess they just do not want the doors to open. Safecrackin Sammy April 2, 2014 at 11:40 am - Reply Cool exit sign… Reminds me of Disco take one…. Judging from the scraped paint it looks like this has been ongoing for awhile versus just a temp fix. I would bet both top latches are NFP due to the bent rods and maybe one of the bottom latches is working simply by gravity. Jack Ostergaard April 2, 2014 at 3:07 pm - Reply Yesterday we addressed the bad guys doing this to the exterior side. Today we again address the “good” guys doing it from the interior. Eric Rieckers April 2, 2014 at 3:13 pm - Reply The truly sad part about this ‘fix’ is that it probably works. Daniel Ferry, AHC April 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply WOW!!! Amazing what people will come up with to secure an opening. Ken Grayling April 2, 2014 at 3:27 pm - Reply Suspect there’s a whacking great padlock on the outside! ron hansen April 2, 2014 at 3:32 pm - Reply It looks like this pair was repaired at some point. The device on the right looks relatively new compared to the one on the left with the paint on it. Maybe the repairman used the door pull to adjust the re-used vertical rods. Jamo Ladd April 2, 2014 at 4:18 pm - Reply truly some maintenance people/ building owners only worry about security and not safety. at least my second guessing, is that the steel rod was put behind the vertical rods to keep the doors from being forced open. Joel Niemi April 2, 2014 at 6:02 pm - Reply Remind me to be near a functional exit in this building when the fire breaks out. Do others also look at sketchy doors and nervously move away? Khozema Kazi, AHC, FDAI April 3, 2014 at 3:53 am - Reply It is a non operable door, the horizontal pull secures the pair permanently. Jeff Tock April 3, 2014 at 9:07 pm - Reply But they used half-surface hinges!! Tyler J. Thomas April 4, 2014 at 11:51 am - Reply Haha, good eye! I’ve seen bottom rods take a beating but I wonder what happened to cause both top rods to be deformed? Maybe they’re former bottom rods from another door? Steven Seigler April 6, 2014 at 9:07 am - Reply I think that might be the exit thru the basement. “Death Trap”. Don’t forget to say hi to the guy with the chainsaw. Scene from the Walking Dead maybe….. Fred Collier November 25, 2016 at 1:36 pm - Reply You can’t fix STUPID.. DAVID FEDERICO June 28, 2017 at 7:09 pm - Reply Door Closure $145. Vertical rod exit devices $475.ea Door Pull $89.50. Repairs priceless… For everything else there’s Master Card …lol Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.