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    Question Need help identifying a particular style door chock.

    I need some help trying to identify a door chock I saw used during a multi-department training event.

    It appeared to be aluminum, was very lightweight, and it could hang from the hinge or be placed in various other location on the door/frame. The guys carried it attached to either the zipper of their coat or the top clasp. It was commercially produced and I thought it was called the "lite-wedge" or "lite-chock". An internet search turned up nothing. I'm hoping maybe somebody out there might have one of these?

    I know you can make a similar type of chock using angle iron, but I am specifically looking for this commercially made model due to it's weight and multi-function capabilities.


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    This one was designed by Lt Walter Webb of the DCFD... that it?

    http://www.thefirestore.com/store/product.cfm?pID=482

    or this one - http://www.wedgeit.com/

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    There was an aluminum one called the Hinge Hook, I think, at one time. The Wedge-it is much more functional.
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    why someone would ever PAY for chocks still amazes me.
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    Cherry bomb door chocks are my cup o' tea personally. Cheap as hell to make so you're not out any money when you leave it at the scene and they work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LPFD53 View Post
    This one was designed by Lt Walter Webb of the DCFD... that it?

    http://www.thefirestore.com/store/product.cfm?pID=482

    or this one - http://www.wedgeit.com/
    Thanks, but it's not one of those. It is similar to the DCFD chock, but a bit more triangular. It worked on the hinge, on the top of the door, and as a wedge. It is multi-function like the wedge-it, but aluminum and smaller in size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpferry View Post
    Cherry bomb door chocks are my cup o' tea personally. Cheap as hell to make so you're not out any money when you leave it at the scene and they work well.
    I carry these as well. They do work well, but I am finding mine don't work real well in heavy and/or commercial doors. Maybe I am making them wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    why someone would ever PAY for chocks still amazes me.
    I know, I know. I do actually make my own, but it has been bothering me as to why I couldn't find any more information about this particular one after seeing so many guys with them. If i could only remember what department they were with...

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    Is it the Hingehook from http://allhandsfire.com
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    You can also make these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    Is it the Hingehook from http://allhandsfire.com
    Nope, not that one either. Thanks for the input, though!
    Last edited by Hewartson47; 01-11-2009 at 10:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    You can also make these.
    I have made and do carry the angle iron chocks. I'd say they work best on all variety of doors. I've even tried placing them on the track of an overhead door and they seem to hold very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    why someone would ever PAY for chocks still amazes me.
    Because people these days don't have home workshops like they used to and don't know how to use tools anymore. The same reason why we have quick-lube stations to change the oil in your car.

    There is home construction in our first due so we usually raid the scrap piles for wood to make door wedges from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    Is it the Hingehook from http://allhandsfire.com
    We have some of those. They don't work for crap on heavy doors and barely work on light doors.
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    We cut up a couple of 2x4's and 1 x 4's at work yesterday. Scrap lumber from a side-job, our company's skill saw, 15 minutes, and 8 guys produced 80 chocks.

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    just make sure that you cut those wooden chocks the right way. We had a guy cut up a whole bunch of them, but didnt cut them with the grain. Now hes got a box of 500 chocks that break if you look at them wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewartson47 View Post
    I carry these as well. They do work well, but I am finding mine don't work real well in heavy and/or commercial doors. Maybe I am making them wrong?
    Mine work on commercial fine but I have yet to use one on a heavy door. Vententersearch.com has a good page on em'.
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