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#64143 - 03/31/06 11:59 AM Cut corners .... why would you say that?
Steve Miller Offline
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You'll love this one. I got a call to one of our new Elementary schools. It just opened last Sep. The complaint was that the magnet that held the fire door open was falling out of the wall. I got there and found this set up: a deep wiremold box on the wall with the magnetic coil attached to it. The entire assembly as well as the box it was attached to was falling out of the wall. I took the magnet off, took the wiremold box off and found a handy box extention (with no other box) in the wall and it was held in the wall with spray foam. The door weighs about 100 pounds and has a hydraulic closer to pull it shut. I guess they needed stronger foam. Needless to say I expressed my dissatisfaction with the quality of the installation. Sorry I didn't have my camera, this was one for the records.

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#64144 - 03/31/06 01:17 PM Re: Cut corners .... why would you say that?
iwire Offline
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Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
This is funny, not more than a week or two ago on one of the forums I go to someone was suggesting spray foam to do that exact installation.

I have to go back and find it.

Bob
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#64145 - 03/31/06 06:25 PM Re: Cut corners .... why would you say that?
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Spray foam is kinna like glue, sorta. Weak glue! Makes you wonder what other work this person did there, or for that matter, anywhere else....

FYI, many years ago, I was told to "Cut in a box right there." So I did, someone else trimmed later with a door holder. We get called back... The cut-in box pulled the whole section of rock from the wall. I went to open the door, (with rock still hanging from the door, MC intact) and I had to put my back into it. It was a beast. Needless to say, I now know not to use your average box or bracket for the application....
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