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Name: Amanda Wilson
Date registered: July 7, 2010

Latest posts

  1. How to Replace a Door Closer — November 8, 2020
  2. FireSafe20 Fiberglass Fire Rated Doors — September 17, 2020
  3. Classroom Barricade Devices Are Not The Answer — December 19, 2016
  4. Fiberglass Ballistic Doors — November 28, 2016
  5. Frames Twisted or Set Out of Square — August 30, 2016

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  1. Incorrect installation of Door Closers — 11 comments
  2. Guest Post from my BFF (about a Thanksgiving with my family) — 10 comments
  3. Women like it firm! — 9 comments
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Nov 08

How to Replace a Door Closer

How to Replace a Door Closer Need to know how to replace a door closer quickly and cost effectively? Design Hardware’s 316R series closer makes replacing a door closer a breeze.  First the Closer  The 316R is a heavy duty door closer that meets ANSI A156.4 Grade 1 standards. It has a rack and pinion design and a cast aluminum body. It is a …

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Sep 17

FireSafe20 Fiberglass Fire Rated Doors

Special-Lite Introduces New FireSafe20 – Fiberglass 20 minute fire rated Special-Lite’s new FireSafe20 fiberglass fire rated doors provide 20 minute fire protection. FireSafe20 complements their current fire-rated offerings as well as the growing Special-Lite interior architectural product line. The addition of 20 minute fire rated doors round out Special-Lite’s fire rated product offerings and allows you to source fiberglass doors from …

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Dec 19

Classroom Barricade Devices Are Not The Answer


The Door Security & Safety Foundation has launched a campaign to warn about the dangers of classroom barricade devices. Sadly, the growing number of school shootings have prompted the public to come up with solutions to locking down a classroom door without rconsidering the additional problems that these devices create. There are specific life safety …

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Nov 28

Fiberglass Ballistic Doors


Fiberglass Ballistic Doors by Special-Lite The AF-100BR3 Door is the first ballistic door manufactured using fiberglass pultrusion technology. This process produces a smooth-faced, corrosion and bullet resistant fiberglass door, with incredible strength and fully sealed for easy cleaning.  Independent lab tested ANSI \ UL-752, Level 3 NIJ-STD-0108.01, Level 3A Bullet resistant panel surrounded with 7.2 …

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Aug 30

Frames Twisted or Set Out of Square

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Frames Twisted or Set Out of Square If you need installation or troubleshooting information, The Steel Door Institute has you covered. If you have not checked out the instructional videos  you are missing out.  These are a great resource for your team or to pass along to a contractor or customer. Related PostsForum for the …

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Jul 11

DOL New Overtime Regulations


DOL New Overtime Regulations Are the DOL new overtime regulations stressing you out? Relax, you have a few months to prepare.  The new regulations go into effect December 1, 2016. You have probably heard that the new regulation significantly increases the minimum salary for employees that are classified as white collar and highly compensated, exempt …

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Jul 05

How Long Is It Going To Last

How Long Is It Going To Last? Bid requests are rolling in, contracts are being signed and backlog is finally notable. The year started with good predictions and hasn’t disappointed. Dodge Data & Analytics’ 2016 Construction Outlook report predicted 6% growth, with the value of construction starts reaching an estimated $712 billion. Distributors are busy, …

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May 12

The Door Switch An Anti-Ligature Device

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The Door Switch An Anti-Ligature Device The door switch is an over the door sensor that helps in alerting behavioral healthcare staff when an inpatient attempts self harm.  A top of the door safety alarm that notifies attending nurses when there is an inpatient hanging suicide attempt.  Due to the rising trend of inpatient suicide, …

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Jan 19

Tools of the Trade PL2 Frame Set


Tools of the Trade PL2 Frame Set Many of the tools that you will read about on this blog I haven’t actually seen used in the field.  The PL2 Frame Set is an exception.   I have seen this tool in action during a job site walk-through scheduled to discover who to blame, the reason …

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Sep 14

Who’s Going To Fill Their Shoes


This post was published in the 2015 September issue of Doors & Hardware Magazine. Who’s Going To Fill Their Shoes Over the last 18 months as the construction market has been making a comeback many of the distributors in my territory, located in the southeast, are expressing a common concern. What has them troubled is …

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Aug 24

Proper Jobsite Storage of Hollow Metal Doors and Frames


The 2015 summer season has been wrought with torrential downpours in the southeast.  The first two weeks of August saw an accumulation of nearly 6″ of rain over parts of Florida. With all of that moisture it’s important that your superintendents are aware of the proper jobsite storage of hollow metal doors and frames. See …

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May 04

Be a First Responder!


Are you a First Responder? I am currently listening to the audio version of “Do Over” by Jon Acuff. He mentions the importance of being a “First Responder”. He uses the term first responder to reference answering phone calls and emails the first time someone attempts to reach you. It should be your goal to …

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