I’m in Dallas this week to teach DHI’s COR140 – Using Codes and Standards and then attend the DHI Conference – CoNEXTions 2014.  It’s a crazy-busy week, so it may be a full week of reader photos.  If you’ve been hoarding your awesome door photos, send them along!

Here’s the first batch…

An awesome vault door from one of my AHJ pals (in the same western store as these photos):

Vault Door in Western Store

And from another reader who also prefers to remain nameless (do not do this people, seriously)…


Even Weird Al Yankovic digs hardware (from @SpecifierMagCSI via Twitter)!

Jerry Monse of JC Ryan EBCO/H&G, LLC sent this photo, and said that there is a wall behind the storefront.  I talked to one of my fire marshal friends about this a while ago, and he told me that when you see a door marked on the outside “not a door” or in this case, “false door”, the purpose is to tell firefighters that it isn’t really a door so they don’t waste their time trying to gain access through the door, only to find a wall filling the opening.  Mystery solved.

False Door
Secured Design sent found another example of DIY Dogging  🙁 :

DIY Dogging - Dogged

DIY Dogging - Undogged

And finally (for today), Cassie Stokes of American Direct sent this photo of a HUGE gate with a teeny panic device on it, which reminds me that I’ve been meaning to give you some homework.  I would like to do a blog post about gates, and solicit your input on how to do them RIGHT.  Don’t reply now, but if you have seen a gate with builders hardware on it, either a good or bad application, send me a photo to include in the post (please).

Giant Gate

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