Printed from the blog of Lori Greene, AHC/CDC, CCPR, FDAI
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Aug 31 2018

FF: Pair Power Transfer

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!

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2 Responses to “FF: Pair Power Transfer”

  1. Leo Lebovits says:

    I think that most manufacturers don’t have the Flat Strike (for Double Door Rim) fire rated and the only option would be with a mullion.

  2. Lloyd says:

    Hi Lori! I’ll wager a tall coffee at Starbucks that last Friday’s door will fail first. That opening is in a school. Kids will grab the wire either for fun, or staff will grab it accidentally while talking on their mobile phone and reaching for the button. The dangling wire on this weeks opening will be protected (if it’s not in a school) by it’s remote location. I’ll further wager a small pastry that the (now notched) overlapping astragal on the inactive leaf of this opening will fail before the wire. Someone will hit it while going through the door.

    What’s holding the inactive leaf locked here? Manual flush bolt? Paint?

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