Panic bar operation


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Old 05-30-21, 02:37 AM
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Panic bar operation

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is there a standard method to keep these types of doors unlocked during the day. Ie. we need to be able to enter the room from the outside meaning we need to keep the bar and latch retracted during the day. How do we keep the latch retracted? Our current method involves inserting a metal tab between the latch and the strike plate so the latch canít lock. Our door handle is similar to the photo.

 
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Old 05-30-21, 04:40 AM
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All that I have ever used had a lock. With the key you could unlock the door so it could be opened from the outside.
 
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Old 05-30-21, 04:56 AM
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No key out on the outside.
 
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Old 05-30-21, 06:12 AM
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Many modern panic bars are held in by using an Allen wrench of the proper size. Look for a small hole to insert the wrench, press the bar in, and turn the wrench one way or the other. let go of the bar and see if it stays held in.
 
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