WWYD? Hinge Pin Stops

I've written specifications for many projects where the architect requested hinge-pin stops - door stops which mount on the hinge pin and are designed to stop the door when it reaches the desired open position.

By |2017-12-03T22:40:20-05:00December 4th, 2017|Stops, WWYD?|16 Comments


When you're faced with an opening where a floor stop or wall stop just won't work, you could use an overhead stop.  If that's not enough protection, you could use a door closer with advanced variable backcheck (AVB), which starts the backcheck (cushioning effect) earlier in the opening cycle and keeps the door from gaining momentum.  Or you could get creative and make your own stop, cover it with carpet so it looks pretty, and then buy a new door...

By |2017-05-30T16:00:50-04:00December 6th, 2013|Doors Gone Wrong, Fixed-it Friday, Stops|9 Comments

Los Sostenedores de la Puerta

I'm getting ready to head home from Arc-US in San Diego (which has been a fabulous conference!), and wondering how long it will be before someone tweets a photo of me singing on stage with the Dueling Pianomen.  Until then, here's some signage the likes of which I've never seen before.  I'm in favor of signage to prevent door abuse.  Save the doors!

By |2013-02-14T14:45:33-05:00November 4th, 2012|Road Trips, Signage, Stops|5 Comments

WW: Great Wedge of China

This Wordless Wednesday post can't be completely wordless (that's nothing new).  These photos were sent to me by my friend and colleague, Kurt Roeper, who is traveling in China at the moment and reports that idighardware/ihatehardware is banned in China.  Here's Kurt's note that came along with the photos:

By |2012-01-27T21:58:45-05:00March 2nd, 2011|Reader Photos, Road Trips, Stops|0 Comments

Old Sturbridge Village

If you haven't been to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, you're missing out on some great old hardware applications.  They recently had an exhibit of antique door pulls, and as soon as my first-grader saw it he said, "Mom!  I think you're going to want to get out your camera!"  :-)

By |2012-01-27T22:07:30-05:00September 8th, 2010|Funky Applications, Push/Pull, Stops|2 Comments

Hospital Hardware

I'm sorry I've been incommunicado this week...sometimes life gets in the way of hardware.  When I agreed to lend a hand to my sister-in-law during the birth of my niece, I had no idea it would take 4 days!  The good news is that my niece has arrived, and I was able to spend 4 days wandering the hospital halls looking at the hardware.

By |2012-01-27T22:07:32-05:00June 30th, 2010|Funky Applications, Stops|2 Comments
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