WW: Whoa. 10 Comments ⬇ Eyal Bedrick of Entry Systems Ltd. sent me this Wordless Wednesday video. This is one of the reasons good door control is important! http://idighardware.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/VID-20170129-WA0003.mp4 . You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. By Lori Greene|2017-11-26T08:22:17-05:00December 13th, 2017|Door Closers, Wordless Wednesday|10 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Lori Greene Recent Posts 10 Comments rb December 13, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply So what is the solution? There’s obviously a floor closer that was overcome by wind, but it’s not like these doors can be outfitted with an overhead stop. Paul N December 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm - Reply air curtain Fred Rudiger December 13, 2017 at 3:28 pm - Reply O yes, I have had to help out on two set of doors that the wind took them flying. The architect went to all glass sliding doors. You can have an overhead stop but you need full top rail at the top of the door and then you need a transom rail about the glass door. Then you can use an overhead stop and hang them on center hung floor closer. Wish we had Dor-O-Matic floor closers back. Jim Elder December 13, 2017 at 3:39 pm - Reply Lori. Has any manufacturer addressed this issue. It also occurs when stacking pressure is too high. Maybe a “Smart” closer. I know the issues are not simple, but I am always looking for a solution to this problem. Eric December 13, 2017 at 3:45 pm - Reply Note that the top rod and latch stayed connected to the device even after the crash. Daniel Poehler December 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply Could they have been fitted with an overhead stop? They just were not. A balance door would be easier for a floor closer to control – less stress. There’s always a floor stop that may present a trip hazard and nuisance maintenance, but that’s better than glass shatter. Domenic Lobello December 13, 2017 at 7:58 pm - Reply Architects should consider function and practicality before aesthetics An Unframed Herculite door is an extremely poor choice for an exterior entrance The only way this might door might be better controlled is with an offset pivot articulated closer but they are expensive Khozema Kazi, AHC, FDAI December 14, 2017 at 4:08 am - Reply …a glass panel door fitted with Exit Device not meant for it? Strange!! Dana L. Lee, CML, CPS December 18, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply Now the little girl worries everyone thinks she broke it. Domenic LoBello December 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm - Reply I’d like to amend my earlier post. When I said “articulated” closer I was really referring to a balanced door closer where the door swings in an offset ellipse instead of a normal radius. These doors have a great deal of control and are much less likely to catch in the wind. Since these closers are actually built-in with the door and header (and only by three manufacturers that I could find) they are much more costly than a standard closer. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.