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Jul 06 2018

FF: Hospital Latch Extension

Category: Fixed-it Friday,Health Care,Locks & KeysLori @ 12:25 am Comments (15)
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Is it just me, or does this seem questionable on several levels (encroachment, projection into the clear opening width, potential for damage)?  Is this an actual product or a creative modification?

  

Thanks to John Cohrs of Central Indiana Hardware for the Fixed-it Friday photos!

15 Responses to “FF: Hospital Latch Extension”

  1. Raymond Holman, AHC says:

    Looks like the ABH slip-on handle extension.

  2. ADAguy says:

    Appears to be an after market extension.
    Non-compliant

  3. Sharon M Wilson AHC CDT says:

    YIKES! – that’s the kind of thing someone like me would impale themselves on! 🙂

  4. John Truempy says:

    1/2 real product 1/2 added on

  5. Tom Whalen says:

    Is that so it may be opened with a leg when hands are full?

  6. John Truempy says:

    Look at ABH 6700 with X slip on handle extension

  7. Kevin says:

    ABH does make a handle extension that is very similar to this. They call it the “X” slip-on handle extension. If you go to the master catalog it is on page C-3 or 42 in the PDF version.

  8. Chuck Park says:

    That wouldn’t last thirty seconds before getting torn off of the door in the hospital I used to work in.

  9. Kevin Tish says:

    ABH makes a product very similar to this. It is in their master catalog on page C-3. They call it the “X” Slip-on Handle Extension.

  10. David Federico says:

    A modification to an existing device voids any or all implied warranties for one . Plus it creates an obstruction to the path of travel . Not to mention a liability issue

  11. Safecrackin Sammy says:

    Looks like a real product… X option for the International Door Closer 6000 series. Why anybody would want one I’m not sure.
    One whack with a cart and I am sure they will be changing it out.

  12. Nelson Dayton says:

    Looks like a custom add-on to a standard hospital latch. Not sure why it was wanted, especially on the push side. Sure to get snagged on someone’s clothing sooner or later.

    • John Payson says:

      I would guess that some carts may have been too low to reach the handle without an extension. I’m not sure how far the handle pivots when the door opens, but perhaps it pushes in far enough that without the outward jog the extension would hit the door before the latch was fully retracted.

  13. Sharea says:

    They had to add that on, right??

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