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Chain Door Fastener Configuration

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Settle an argument for us.


Suppose you had a chain door fastener. From the side, the fastener looked like this:

Poll #993778 Chain Door Fastener Configuration

How would you fasten this door?

12(34.3%)
23(65.7%)

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choptliver
May. 30th, 2007 07:33 am (UTC)
I probably would do the top one, but on closer examination, I think the bottom one is a more secure choice.
bride
May. 30th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
*beam* That's what I think too =)
concept236
May. 30th, 2007 09:46 am (UTC)
Given only those choices, I would probably secure it as #2 even though it's clearly designed to fit as #1. But my real choice would be to get a new lock, since that chain looks like it would barely hold the door closed in a gust of wind.
bride
May. 30th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
Hey! I'm glad you finally did get an LJ. I had to turn off anonymous commenting altogether because of spammers =P

Re: door fastener

Yeah, I think these apartment fastener things are for show anyway. =)
xinit
May. 30th, 2007 10:14 am (UTC)
I'm having trouble differentiating the orientation in the images, but typically you would turn it so the tabs are vertical.

Though, fighting about the effectiveness of those chains is another issue entirely. If someone wanted to get in, the weak point isn't at that end of the chain, regardless of how you fasten it; it's at the bit that fastens to the door frame or wall.
bride
May. 30th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
The tab is horizontal, it won't slide in if I turn it vertically. =}

We haven't even gotten to fighting about the effectiveness yet. We're just on aesthetics at the moment. XD
blue_hours_too
May. 30th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
It's meant to be fastened as shown in #1 and makes more sense to me that way. It's to do with resistance.
compscilin
May. 31st, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
The only solution I see for this is to experiment. Destructively.

It looks like some other part might fail first though.
derusto
May. 31st, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
With the information given I would have to say it looks like both ways are perfectly fine, however I would prefer option 2 if for no other reason than that it seems to fit well. :o
razorw
Jun. 1st, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
Whatever happened to the good ol' deadbolt option? I've never been a big fan of chain-latch things. I think its an asthetic no-no. =P
bride
Jun. 1st, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
I haven't looked at the price comparison, but I'm guessing it's because chain fasteners are a lot cheaper for old apartment buildings =)
razorw
Jun. 1st, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
I guess that makes sense.
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