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    Looking to build a forcible entry prop for the station (inward - outward conventional force) Any plans out there? Ideas? Have the ability to weld and access to steel for a frame..

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    This the one that a couple of the guys on my #2 POC FD built. Obviously it is not a super dee dooper high tech prop but it works. The one thing I would change is the slots for the breakable insert. It has an opening for a 7/8wood dowel and that is TOO easy. I would change it to a rectangular slot for a 3/4 or 1 inch thick by 1 1/2 inch wide chunk of 2x4 to add a little more challenge. Name:  804.jpg
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    Nice, thanks for responding... What does the knob side of the door look like? Is the "door" flush with the frame or recessed or inward swinging...

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    This is what we built and are currently using.




    Here are the anchor points with the ground.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LAD20DER View Post
    Nice, thanks for responding... What does the knob side of the door look like? Is the "door" flush with the frame or recessed or inward swinging...
    The top pic would be the outside of the door for an inward swinging door. It is flush both sides. I have thought about building a removable jamb that would simulate an interior door that swings away from you.
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    Nice prop, you set the tool above that small piece of channel ? or do you force the door itself and replace doors???

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    In the pictures of the prop, i con't see a door stop? How are you teaching and practicing gapping without a door stop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAD20DER View Post
    Nice prop, you set the tool above that small piece of channel ? or do you force the door itself and replace doors???
    If you're talking about the prop I posted, the channel, which simulates a lock may be held by either one or two fasteners (screws) in the "jamb". We drill the others right into the door itself, while the "jamb" simply has a nut on the backside, hand tightened. There are four fasten points for the door itself, which provides the strength. Depending on who is forcing the door, one or two fasteners are used. Even using a single fastener is no cup cake.

    Generally and, depending on the door, two forces may be done per metal door, above and below channel. Sometimes you can remove the door and simply reverse the mounting of the door in the prop, tho not always. (some creativity is required) We make an effort to stock pile metal doors. Any time we get a vacant building, particularly in industry we go out and remove the doors and store them. We work with several demolition contractors city and region-wide for buildings to work on for collapse. There are enough factories and breweries which are vacant around here that have provided a plethora of doors for the short-term. A great relationship has been developed utilizing contractors this way and is the primary source for our metal door cache.

    I forgot to add that to change from an inward to an outward you simply go on the other side of the prop. Using the prop on the side next to the shipping container, provides a great confined space aspect in working with the irons or other forcing tools.
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    Here are two pictures following a forcing drill, showing the gap and forcing of the door. If memory serves me, this force utilized two fasteners in the jamb.







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    Jasper, Thanks for the additonal pics and info much appreciated!
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    Bro, whats your email, I have a few things you might be interested in.

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