My ooooold friend and coworker, Chuck Gulla of Allegion, sent me this Fixed-it Friday photo from a school in Vermont – there is a padlock partially hidden behind the plate.  Since it’s not a fire door, the hold-open is not a code issue, but it’s definitely a creative solution.  I’m sure the school is trying to cut down on “mischief” in the restroom.

hold open

I found a few other photos in Chuck’s file…this door within a wall mural is ok because it’s not a fire door and the mural is on the access/ingress side of the door, not the egress side:

But this closer mounting – YIKES!  I have a theory…do you?

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