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How Convenient #184552 02/13/09 01:43 AM
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Found this in a hotel room I was staying in, as a far as code goes Iím not sure, I just like the convenience of it.

As you can see the lock lever is in the way of the switch.

- Tristan S.

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Re: How Convenient [Re: Admin] #184557 02/13/09 11:23 AM
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HotLine1 Offline
Poor design, but it would really be stretching for a NEC violation.

Re: How Convenient [Re: HotLine1] #184577 02/13/09 03:12 PM
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Alan Belson Offline
Are those screws in the door loose?

Wood work but can't!
Re: How Convenient [Re: Alan Belson] #184579 02/13/09 04:14 PM
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HotLine1 Offline
Nice catch!
I'm an electrical guy. Is that a good defense?? LOL

Re: How Convenient [Re: HotLine1] #184582 02/13/09 07:11 PM
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leland Offline
the screws on the plate are perfect!!

Re: How Convenient [Re: leland] #184614 02/14/09 03:39 AM
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gpsparky Offline
What screws on the door?? lol

Sometimes not getting what you want can be an incredible stroke of luck.
Re: How Convenient [Re: gpsparky] #184639 02/15/09 02:56 PM
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jdevlin Offline
The hook on the door is definitly not tight to the door. Looks like the screws are loose.

Re: How Convenient [Re: jdevlin] #184641 02/15/09 04:09 PM
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packrat56 Offline
Good catch jdevlin, I noticed that too when I was reviewing the picture. I don't think I ever noticed that when I took the picture, I don't remember.

I have a sense of adventure, I just keep it leashed with common sense.
Re: How Convenient [Re: packrat56] #184643 02/15/09 05:50 PM
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Alan Belson Offline

Could one be looking at an adjustable automatic door-operated light-switch? In that case, the screws may appear to be loose but merely go to indicate the state of the adjustment.

On the other hand, the two, [ small I do assure you ], glasses of 'The Balvenie' single malt that I imbibed after supper this evening may be clouding my judgement somewhat.

Alan smile

Wood work but can't!
Re: How Convenient [Re: Alan Belson] #185010 02/27/09 06:00 PM
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harold endean Offline
This is a new style of dead bolt. When the burglar breaks into the room, the door latch flys backward and turns on the room lights, so that he won't trip over anything in the room! smile

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