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Jun 06 2018

WW: Why Bother?

These Wordless Wednesday photos, from Geno Markette of Yates and Felts, are not just your run-of-the-mill padlocked-gate photos.  The panic hardware is a Von Duprin Chexit, designed to delay egress for 15 seconds.  Someone obviously went to a lot of trouble and expense to install this hardware, but the padlocked gate defeats the purpose.

This is exactly why I am not in favor of allowing non-code-compliant security methods “after hours.”  Inevitably the padlocks/gates/creative devices end up secured while the building is occupied, and could also impede firefighter egress if a fire occurs when the building is not occupied.

  

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8 Responses to “WW: Why Bother?”

  1. Cda says:

    Is it all brand new??

    Is that blue protective plastic on the panic hardware??

    Or just never used panic hardware, because you cannot get to it.

    • Lori says:

      Hi Charles –

      I don’t know how long the panic hardware has been there, but the blue plastic is to protect the touchpad.

      – Lori

  2. ArchitectBabe says:

    At least the mannequin appears to be wearing PPE.

  3. Carl says:

    The Chexit is missing the signage.

  4. Ed says:

    Considering the mannequin is displaying industrial supplies, looks like this is just a hardware exhibit, and they kept the blue plastic on the chexit so it can still be sold as new.

  5. Blake Nelson says:

    That’s actually an ALK, not a CX. Unless the design has changed since I retired.

    • Lori says:

      I think the design did change…the cut sheet doesn’t show the plastic piece around the cylinder now.

      – Lori

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