I don’t typically specify a rim panic without a mullion on a pair of doors, because a) I then have to worry about coordinating the doors to close in the proper sequence, b) the flat strike on the inactive leaf is a pocket ripper, and c) this application is not allowed by some manufacturers’ fire door listings.
In the photos below, it looks like access control was added to a pair with a rim panic on one leaf. Because the electric strike was not designed for a pair of doors, the installer added an enclosure for the strike, and a surface-mounted raceway across the door width. Unfortunately, a power transfer or door cord is missing from the equation.
Maybe we should take bets on which one will fail first – today’s FF post or last Friday’s.
Thanks to John Danes for today’s Fixed-it Friday photos!