View Larger Image FF: Duct Tape Am I the only one who is curious about whether the tape is to keep the bolt projected for security, or retracted for safety? (I have my suspicions.) Thank you to Paul Bockert of Allegion for today’s Fixed-it Friday photo! You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. By Lori Greene|2017-02-14T15:06:29-05:00February 17th, 2017|Fixed-it Friday, Means of Egress, Panic Hardware|4 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsAppTumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Lori Greene Related Posts 4 Comments DAVID FEDERICO February 17, 2017 at 8:01 pm - Reply I have not seen a Corbin /Russwin paddle style panic like this in years .. Obsolete here Toronto. Most of the up to date Fire Inspectors will have it removed and a proper panic exit device installed . However some just walk away…As long as it works . I’m sure the tape is so no one locks the door during the day . I have found some inspectors that have allow a deadbolt with and exit Lock ( knob ,Lever, panic …As long as you can assure them it’s not used during the course of normal business hours. Mike February 20, 2017 at 6:41 am - Reply Macgyver strikes again. Chris McKechnie February 20, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply I’ve actually seen this paddle in recent year in Toronto. They’re still in some of the heritage buildings and the inspectors don’t want to start the fight with the heritage society. Rick Halloran February 21, 2017 at 10:04 am - Reply One other possibility is that it is there to keep it locked based upon the verbiage in the sign. It seems that the proprietor does not want people exiting this door to smoke, so lock it up. Would not be the first one we’ve seen. 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.