Category Archive: Facility Maintenance

Oct 02

Correct Door Closer Mounting Position

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It is no secret that I take pictures of doors. Myself, as well as others in my industry, like to bring awareness to the blatant disregard for fire and life safety codes and requirements we see during our travels. We also like to take pictures of unique hardware applications, beautiful and unusual doors, etc. But …

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Jun 13

Fire Door Inspections & Healthcare Facilities

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On May 30th, I had the pleasure of attending the DHI First Coast chapter meeting in Jacksonville, Florida.   The speaker was DHI’s CEO, Jerry Heppes Sr,. CAE. Jerry covered a variety of subjects during his hour at the podium.  I will be writing posts on each subject Jerry covered starting with his first topic:  fire …

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May 14

Correct Installation of Exit Devices

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Design Hardware knows how important the correct installation of our products is to your bottom line.   From the contractor to the tenant, bad installation can wreak havoc on your productivity. Design Hardware is proud to announce the latest tool in their arsenal to ensure the installation team has everything they need to properly install our …

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Apr 08

How Do You Take Field Measurements?

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How do you take field measurements? Are you utilizing today’s technology when you have to go to a jobsite to measure doors or frames for replacement? I have been playing around with different apps trying to come up with an efficient way to take field measurements on a tablet.  I found adobe ideas, an app …

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Mar 11

Safety Hinges on Education

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As with anyone tackling the current issue of security in our schools, I write this post with a heavy heart.   However, as part of the building industry, I feel I would be derelict in my role as an educator not to continue the call to action with the mission of keeping our children safe. We …

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Jan 17

HM Door & Frame Installation Demonstration

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The Mesker Door and Design Hardware team is always looking for opportunities to train our customers and their customers.  Dealer’s Warehouse, a valued distributor of our products, accepted our offer to hold training sessions on how to install our frames, doors and hardware in two of their locations. Here are pictures of our demonstration in …

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Jan 11

Installation Demonstration in Knoxville

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I am excited to be heading up to Knoxville this coming week for an installation demonstration.  We are bringing in an installation expert to demonstrate how to install hollow metal frames, doors and hardware.  Our valued distributor has a wall section built for us to use for the day.   They have invited customers to …

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Oct 12

Facilities gearing up for annual fire door inspections

Here is just one example of articles that are appearing in facility maintenance related magazines concerning the requirements of annual fire door inspections. If it is not yet being enforced in your area, it is just a matter of time. http://digital.turn-page.com/i/75898     Related PostsIt is a fire rated corridor until one door is left …

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Oct 03

Annual Fire Door Inspections are needed!

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While opening my hotel room door during a recent business trip, I immediately noticed something was amiss.  We all have our system of struggling against the door to get ourselves and luggage through the opening with our hands full.  As I pushed my room door open with my shoulder it swung open easily and remained …

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Oct 01

Fire Door Assembly Inspections

On August 28th I was able to attend the “Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Swinging Fire Doors Webinar – Sponsored by DHI, FDAI, Door Security & Safety Foundation, & Interek.  The webinar was presented by Kristin Bigda, P.E., NFPA and Keith Pardoe, DHI. The first half of the webinar focused on the change in language …

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Sep 27

Installing a Design Hardware Exit Device

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Do you feel that you and your employees would better be able to assist your customers if you had more hands-on training?  If you said yes, you are not alone.  Recently, I was able to host a workshop on installing a Design Hardware Exit Device. It was not only useful to my customers, but to …

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Sep 26

Design Hardware Replacement Closer

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Design Hardware Replacement Closer is featured in this month’s Locksmith Ledger Magazine. No Drilling Required The Design Hardware 316R Series Replacement Door Closer is not just another door closer. The 316R features the patented Mounting Plate that enables the 316R closer to retrofit 32 door closers without having to drill new door prep holes. The …

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