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Mar 27 2019

WW: Cold as Ice

Category: Locks & Keys,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:24 pm Comments (3)
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I know that a lot of US states have experienced an extremely cold winter this year – although I will hopefully never have to live through another nor’easter, I do feel for  y’all.

I’ve seen lots of photos and videos like this one from the Weather Channel:

But I’m Wordless over this video of a Schlage NDE lock operating at -27 degrees in Minnesota (filmed by Kasey Howard of Allegion) – woohoo!

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And Bryce King of Allegion sent me this photo from Kansas, looking for advice on avoiding thermal transmission through door hardware.  Any ideas?

Keep the faith!  Spring is coming!  If you have any photos or videos of winter’s effects on doors or hardware, send them along!

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3 Responses to “WW: Cold as Ice”

  1. David Federico says:

    Apparently we cannot sing it anymore…but “baby it’s cold outside ” Toronto Canada and areas north get our fair share of the white stuff and I don’t mean the stuff that you buy in a plastic bag .lol

  2. MartinB aka lauxmyth says:

    If you need a song, my fave for this Tom Waits “You Can Never Hold Back Spring”.

    On single exterior doors, cold transmission is a problem here too. Western Canada is Minnesota with a bit more weather attitude. However, I see damage from the condensation more than the temperature directly. Inside components will fill with frost at the dew point and then frost point inside the door. Even if the lock keeps working, it will later rust and then fail in other components inside. Other than a vestibule so the outside hardware is all under the dew point and the inner is over the dew point, I have no suggestions. I saw one facility put rubber washers under the rose on the inside trim to limit humidity moving into the lock body but there are still cracks for it to move and I do not know how effective this was in any long term way.

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