A reader from Armor Lock & Security sent me the first Fixed-it Friday photo a couple of months ago.  They had been called to a convenience store to work on the safe, and noticed that the top pivot on the front door was barely hanging on.  The owner did not hire Armor to fix the front door, and I just received the second photo showing the current state.  Sometimes all you can do is shake your head and walk away.

Pivot Problem

Hinge Fix

On a related topic…I’ve been thinking about a new series for iDigHardware, but I need your help.  People often ask me if I have photos of Allegion hardware – for example, “what does a Chexit look like when it’s installed with the proper signage?”  Since so many of my photos are of Doors Gone Wrong, I don’t have many photos showing good installations.  I think it would be fun and educational to post some before & after photos – the “before” photo showing a problem (code-related, damaged hardware, vandalism, etc.) and an “after” photo with an explanation of what was repaired/replaced.  The photos don’t have to be advertisement-quality, just clear photos showing the full door and the problems and changes.  Of course, I will include your name and company with a link if you’d like.

Next time you use Allegion products to solve a problem, send me some photos!

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