Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Do you recognize this door?

I thought it would be fun to post pictures of some doors made famous through TV Shows and/or movies to see if you can guess the show.

This pair of doors was from a TV series in the late 1960's.  I wasn't allowed to watch it at home but luckily my friend, who lived across the street, was.  I can't recall if my mom ever caught me or not :)

If you have a guess leave it in the comment section.  Thanks!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Underwriters Laboratories Change in Width Limitation

a-fabco, inc. has recently been notified by all our Hollow Metal Manufacturer's that Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has issued a bulletin stating: effective immediately, any door smaller than 32" nominal in width may no longer have a fire label applied.  This applies to single doors & to individual leaves of pairs of doors. 

As of right now this applies to UL labels only not Warnock Hersey.

The actual FUSP Section General update will read:
   "The minimum width of the swinging fire door(s) covered by this procedure is not to be less than 32 inches unless there is a specific dimensional reference to a width less than 32 inches."

a-fabco, inc does a lot of hospital work and many of the corridor openings into OR rooms are unequal pair 4'0" / 2'0".  The majority of doors are specified as wood but now and again we get a request for hollow metal so this change is important to our customers.

Lori Greene has a detailed blog post on her blog I Dig Hardware regarding this change.


Monday, August 6, 2012


Saturday night brought the Yoga chickees together to celebrate two of our members birthdays.  These parties are always fun but Saturday was special.  I can't say why or how but it was.  Maybe it had to do with the fact that our hostess spent hours getting her lovely backyard ready with Japanese lanterns, lights, and fans to keep us cool and we had to dismantle it all in 10 minutes before the thunderstorm hit.  Or the fact that once all the food and beverages were inside the power went out. We squeezed in at the dining room table and ate by the fading daylight and candlelight.  We chatted and laughed as we always do when we gather together.  Somehow this laughter became deeper and continuous.  Perhaps it was because we started reading exerts from 50 Shades of Grey. Taken out of context how sexy can dropping a Converse sneaker really sound?  

I am not sure of the hows but I am very sure that the next morning my face and abs hurt from all the laughter and my voice was raspy.  As we emailed and chatted with one another throughout Sunday I realized I wasn't the only one who thought it was special.  We all did.  

I am very grateful to have these women in my life.  It was a night to remember!

PS As always during these parties I have sworn an oath I will not release any photographs on the internet.  As it should be.