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  1. Default Door latches - here's an exciting topic 
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    Our Fire Marshal made it clear last season that all exterior doors of our building had to be always able to be opened from inside and totally incapable of being locked in such a way that someone inside would be prevented from getting out. Essentially, panic bars as on schools, auditoriums, etc. Our system previously had been hasps with padlocks on all exterior doors and during operation the doors were padlocked open. That's not acceptable, because the door 'could' be locked...

    So we replaced all of the doors on the building with new steel doors with panic bar systems.

    Here's the thing.... we have added a new outdoor section to the haunt that is inside an 8' fenced area. Under our code, we will have to have an emergency exit in this area. We have included a gate in the new fence for this purpose.. but I have never seen a panic bar system for a wooden fence gate. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions...
    Last edited by bhays; 03-27-2011 at 07:04 AM.
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  2. Default "Friction Fit"? 
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    Or maybe a weak magnet? One of those magnetic-release deals , maybe operable with a battery for power-outages? If there is such a thing?
    Maybe another steel door with the escape-bar hardware is in the future for the wooden fence?
    Paint the steel door to look like the rest of the wooden fence?
     

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    Brett

    we have the same regulations..in our outdoor doors we have exit signs above the door and we spring them closed...just push and they open..works great

    arent u guys open for midwest or hauntcon ? would like to come see your show
    in order to see the orchestra ...you must turn your back on the crowd...



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    Mybe just take take door completely off the gate during operation creating an open exit. Place a curtain over the opening and place an actor there to prevent people from just walking in
    I'm only doing this to impress 2 people ... The fire marshal and the customer that's it !!!
     

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    Hell yeah we are open for Hauntcon. Bring the Hoochies and come party it up Fear Fair style!


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