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How NOT to Fix an Exit Device

Spotted in Anacortes, WA

Posted:  Apr 11, 2018
This interesting fix for a broken exit device was spotted out and about in Anacortes, WA.

Some surreptitious fiddling with the screwdriver in this photo revealed that it was being used to "dog open" the door - hold the latch retracted so the door was free-swinging.  This was probably an ingenious, although not appropriate, way to fix a door that was not meeting the "this door to remain unlocked during buisness hours" code.  Becasue it could be so easily tampered with (as I did myself) it is not a good way to fix one of the main egress doors on this retail buisness.  

Check out the following links for more information on how to fix exit devices appropriately:  

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