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Have you ever been reading a post on iDigHardware and wished you could save it to refer back to later? In the Olden Days I used to keep printed articles in my binder called "Important Stuff" (no lie). Here's an alternative.

By |2018-11-13T10:39:19-04:00November 12th, 2018|General Info|2 Comments

Sharing is Caring

Many people have asked if they can share my content in their newsletters, on their blogs, or in hard copy. In my quest to become irrelevant before I reach retirement age, I say YES!

By |2018-07-05T16:55:02-04:00July 9th, 2018|General Info|4 Comments

Change is Good

To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of change; I like predictability. I know that might surprise some of you, but I’m more apt to live by the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In case some of you are change-averse like me, I want to tell you about a change that is happening today.

By |2017-07-11T09:29:06-04:00July 11th, 2017|General Info, News|5 Comments

There’s the Door

Last week I said that it's not every day you see a cartoon about doors, and then Kevin Lach of Twin City Hardware sent me another one. I think this might sound familiar to some of you...

By |2016-11-19T18:35:29-04:00November 17th, 2016|General Info|4 Comments

Door Problems…

I think there really are a thousand ways to screw up a door, but it's not every day you see a cartoon on the subject. Jim Phillips of SBS Associates sent me this oldie that he found in a file. Anyone know where it originated?

By |2016-11-08T10:14:40-04:00November 8th, 2016|General Info|3 Comments

Revised Code Reference Guide!

The new code reference guide is here! Each year, thousands of people receive a hard copy or electronic download of our code reference guide. When a new edition of a code or standard becomes available, I incorporate any necessary changes...

By |2016-02-23T15:53:06-04:00February 23rd, 2016|General Info|15 Comments

What is this?

Instead of Wordless Wednesday, I need some help identifying a product. It's in a detention facility. If you know the manufacturer, model number, and/or purpose, leave a comment!

By |2015-05-06T13:40:04-04:00May 6th, 2015|General Info|11 Comments

Hardware Finishes

When I worked for a hardware distributor back in the 80's, I had a secret hiding place where I kept my prized possessions...including a small cardboard "book" that contained samples of each of the common finishes used for hardware. I had to keep it hidden, because people were always trying to steal it, or rip out the little metal pieces to send as finish samples...

By |2016-01-13T11:10:14-04:00September 30th, 2014|General Info|44 Comments

Fire Walls

Photos of the collapsed buildings show what appear to be fire walls between each of the adjoining buildings, which may have provided some protection from the explosion and resulting fire. The term "fire wall" is often misused...

By |2018-01-10T10:26:05-04:00March 17th, 2014|Fire Doors, General Info, News|2 Comments

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