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Feb 01 2019

FF: Southeast Asia Airport

There’s a lot going on in this Fixed-it Friday photo, which was sent by Nik Pethis of RDL Supply (Div. of Cook & Boardman).  A knob, lever, AND a mag-lock?  And what’s with the stainless plates?  Are they covering old vision lights or do you think they were “original equipment”?

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5 Responses to “FF: Southeast Asia Airport”

  1. James v Vitale says:

    Field modifications to rated doors, no no’s!

  2. Doug says:

    There might be a motion sensor (green bar) above the door to release the Maglok, and therefore tied to the fire system.
    Unless that’s not a motion sensor and just a status indicator.
    There must be a pull station and credential over-ride out of view.

    The panic-bar may have an integrated switch contact to release the Maglok for one touch egress, and since I don’t see any drop loop (which would be on the secure (this) side of the door), they may be using electrified hinges.
    I doubt any of this to be the case.

    The push-bar keeps the door latched for when the fire alarm deactivates the Maglok.

    The push-bar has the dogging feature (hole) and therefore MIGHT not be fire rated, as panic-bar equipment cannot be dogged-down capable in my area.
    The dogging mechanism may have been removed, still not approved as not rated for this purpose, and now modified.
    If the push-bar plate is a replacement from another unit, part substitution might negate it’s fire rating.
    The push-bar is not mounted at disability code height.

    The knob could be a dummy trim to pull the door fully closed.

    The Plates cover old windows, from better days.

  3. SeanS says:

    That’s not a knob, it’s a coat-hook. 😉

  4. Jutzi says:

    Another Bill Elliot spec

  5. Chris Strauss says:

    Knob is probably because there is no closer to pull the door shut to lock it.

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