This Wordless Wednesday photo is from the newly-deputized* Joe Cross of Allegion. I have no words…at least no words that would be allowed on a corporate website.
And yes, it is a fire door…
*My deputies have absolutely no authority and receive no benefits whatsoever…other than my undying loyalty and gratitude.
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Is it wrong to be impressed by the sheer stupidity here?
the solution to a 45-minute door in a 20-minute frame?
unlike duct tape, no residue …
New dogging procedure…..
It looks like he didn’t have a flat head screw available – that’s why I always carry extras.
Could have at least matched the screw color with the faceplate finish……
As an old friend of mine used to say “stupefying”!
Sad but true.
But also a great case study in the fact that 99.9% of the world has no idea that the door is part of a planned fire wall in the building that needs to be latched to do it’s job. We sometimes get so caught up in what we do, that we forget that they just don’t know. It is important that we educate at every opportunity. We have 15 people in the field and we talk every month about how important it is to not talk down to customers, who do not know, but to help and educate and bring them up to a higher level of understanding.
If we really believe it is important, then it is our job to educate. There sure is a lot of room to grow in that area.
Is this in western PA? I swear I saw this and have a similar pic someplace!
I don’t think so. Joe is in the northwest.
Schlage actually offered a lock with that functionality back in the day, D76PD Classroom lock, holdback feature.
Operation: Rotating either knob will retract latchbolt. Full turn with key in outside knob locks or unlocks outside knob. Inside knob always free for immediate exit.
Holdback feature: Turn outside knob fully to the right, then turn key one full turn (360 degrees) to the left. Bolt will remain retracted. To release bolt from retracted position turn key to the right.
If he would use a Hex Screw it would be a new Hex Dogging mechanism!
I am sure it’s an intumescent screw!
This is as bad as putting a kick down on a fire rated door. Like mentioned before, a lot of people just do know the rules an regulations of fire rated openings. Door, frame, and hardware suppliers in the commercial level have to educate people on this so that have a better understanding.
But on other side, contractor maybe he knows and just does not care.