I saw this door as I was walking down the street an hour ago.  It’s your run-of-the-mill trash-can hold-open, with an added security layer consisting of a stack of giant bottles of water (we call them garrafones) inside.  What I can’t figure out is why anyone would want/need to hold this door open.  Nobody’s going in or out with los garrafones in the way.  Yet another Fixed-it Friday mystery.

Water Bottle Egress-1

Update:  I went back and took a photo from the inside (below).  The door opening is completely covered by the stacks of bottles.  If the reason for the propped door is ventilation, I really can’t imagine how much ventilation they’re getting but I guess it’s better than nothing.  Although the stores here tend to be very security-conscious…the bottles must provide an acceptable level of security.

Garrafones from Inside

If yesterday’s post about UL 294 scared you, take some deep breaths and give it a go.  It’s important information if you are involved in specifying or supplying electrified hardware.  If you don’t know when/where the UL 294 listings are required you could inadvertently provide products that do not carry the necessary listing, and nobody wants to have to fix that mistake.

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