I know some of you (door closer lovers) will be very excited by today’s Fixed-it Friday special edition!

Nathan Burkhardt of Opening Technologies sent me these photos from a California office building of something I’ve never seen before – an automatic operator on a stall door, with the new style vertical bar actuators:

Automatic Operator on Stall

Interior Stall

Automatic Stall Door

Rich Conroy of Allegion found this poor closer installation.  I guess the installer only had drywall screws in his toolbox (and only a couple), and didn’t plan ahead for the trim on the frame.

Closer with Drywall Screws

Jodie Meyers from Phillips-Langley & Associates saw these exterior doors while surveying a school.  The old Yale closers and Von Duprin panics (1950’s?) are still working.  I see some overhead stops too…maybe GJ 70’s?

Exterior Doors on a School

Old Yale Closer

Von Duprin Panic

Steve Wertman of Allegion found this example of what not to do…

Bad Closer Installation

David Moyer of Stanley Security sent me this photo of a nice arched door with the closer mounted incorrectly, and a rock hold-open.  Time to call a hardware consultant!

Arched Door with Rock Holder

Lee Frazier of Allegion sent me these photos of a “semi-concealed” closer…I hope it never needs to be adjusted or replaced.



David Wiant of Stewart’s Security Service sent these photos of closers mounted on drywall.  Bad idea.

Closer on Drywall 2

Closer on Drywall

Here’s another one from Richard Reichert of Major Lock and Glass Corp

Wall-Mounted Closer

An epic closer fail, spotted by Glen Buckner of Allegion:

Epic Closer Fail

And this one from Dave Bednarczyk of Allegion is for the hard-core closer aficionados…the cush shoe support bracket is installed to accommodate the 5th screw, but the screw is sitting on top of the parallel arm shoe.  What’s the point?

5th Screw Bracket

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