Greg Thomson of Allegion shared today’s Fixed-it Friday photo of an accommodation made in the field for an LCN 6400 COMPACT series automatic operator.  I wonder at what point during the installation the problem was discovered.

The operator was installed on a door without the typical amount of clearance behind it, so the wall was modified to accommodate the operator.  For pull-side mounting of this operator, 3 3/4 inches of clearance is required behind the door for a 90-degree installation.  Normally this is not a problem because most doors have at least this amount of clearance, but the door in the photo has +/- 1 inch of clearance.  “Necessity is the mother of invention,” as they say!

If you haven’t seen this product before, it is an auto operator that allows the reuse of an existing LCN 4040XP door closer.  Click here for more info.

LCN 6400 COMPACT series automatic operator built into wall

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