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November 15, 2012

How to break down a door — without hurting yourself


From lifehacker:"Perhaps you're saving a child from a burning building, or perhaps you're breaking into the stronghold of an enemy spy — but one way or another, you have to break down a door. You've probably seen people do it in the movies, but Art of Manliness notes that there are a few things you'll want to make sure of before you go kicking down every door in your path:

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[via David Wu]

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don't try this in high heels

Posted by: sherlock | Nov 16, 2012 11:55:14 PM

in the illustration, it looks like that door swings toward the firefighter (can't see the jamb)

maybe he didn't read the whole memo

Posted by: marshall | Nov 16, 2012 9:30:31 AM

I'll bet Cory Booker wrote this. (Mayor of Newark who is always doing amazing and astounding things - shoveling out an old lady's driveway after a blizzard, rushing into a burning building to save a baby, etc.)

Posted by: Becs | Nov 16, 2012 5:12:32 AM

Oh, and don't kick the panel of a panelled door unless you're certain it will pop out. Getting your leg stuck half way through isn't great.

Posted by: Graeme | Nov 16, 2012 12:13:53 AM

The lock side can be the strongest side of a door if the owner/inhabitant is security conscious/paranoid and has installed multiple locks. I've seen doors with 4 or more locks/bolts + chain(s) but with only the standard two hinges on the other side. If a few good kicks is having no luck on the lock side, try the other side.

Posted by: Graeme | Nov 16, 2012 12:12:28 AM

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