I did attempt to refill a few of them, but if they already
they would be replaced because of the mess. Most of the
time I just
adjusted them, but I also swapped parts from other old ones.
parts were not available.
CY: Right, leaking n ow is leaking later. Isn't that the
way. Buy the whole thing, and no parts available.
You must have a huge church. We probably had about 25 to
30 of them.
CY: yes, it's large.
The "main" outside doors and the restrooms were the ones
breaking the most. Obviously because they got the most use.
CY: Sounds similar, to here.
state they were required by code on entrance doors, and what
called "fire doors" inside the bldg. I never knew if the
had them by code, or just because that's what the people
were just there when I got hired. But some rooms did not
like some of the classrooms and offices. Yet, some storage
have them and I never understood why.
CY: I don't know what the logic is.
The boiler room in the basement
was another one required by code and the church was cited
for that one
being broke once, after an inspection, so that one needed to
replaced immediately. I worked there 8 years, and during
that time we
used 9 or 10 from the case, which I believe came with 12.
CY: Sounds like you got your use out of them.
To make matters worse, when I was hired there, it seems
every one in
the building was a different brand and style and they all
little differently. So replacing then required drilling new
filling the old ones, and a lot of other hassles.
CY: I did that a couple weeks ago. A company I do work for,
I got a call to replace a Norton door closer. So, they sent
me a US lock, though my local parts house sells Norton. As
you notice, none of the holes line up. I ended up on a step
stool, drilling four new holes through battleship armor
steel. For what? So they could save twenty bucks on the cost
of the closer?
It was nice to
eventually get most of them the same. I guess when they
place they just added then as they went, and bought them all
town, rather than getting them all at once. That was
to buy a whole case of them. They all matched.
CY: I'm with you, they likely had them from here or there.
Or the various builders and handymen each had his own brand.