I’ve been home from my road trip for a few weeks now, and I finally found time to go through all of the photos I took and put together this final Fixed-it Friday post.  (Here’s are the posts for Part 1 and Part 2.)

I saw this door closer shoe on an arched door in New Orleans.  There is a much better way to handle closers for arched doors.  And look!  Swing clear hinges!

It probably seems like I’m obsessed with bathrooms, but it’s just that they are often a good source of Fixed-it Friday photos and teachable moments.  This restroom door had no pull handle and a weak closer.  With nothing to hold onto to get the door closed so I could throw the dead bolt, I had to push the closer arm.  I wonder how shorter people are dealing with this door.


Here is a restroom stall door, where the lock function allowed me to push the turn button to lock the door temporarily (it would unlock when I left the stall), or push and turn the button to keep it locked.  First, I wouldn’t use a turn button because I’m guessing the doors are left locked regularly, which reduces the number of stalls available for use and requires someone to come with a key and figure out which doors are locked with nobody inside.  Second, many AHJs do not allow turn buttons because they do not consider them compliant with the accessibility standards.

Also, is this a big enough problem to warrant laminated signs?

In one of my 8 hotel rooms…further evidence that I need to start an Etsy store for door stickers:

And finally, some cool door pulls in New Orleans:


I don’t have another training trip scheduled until the end of January, so in the meantime, send me some photos of any good, bad, or ugly applications you see!

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