Kraken takes a dive

The last post I did was related to the Octopi that we come across during visits to some of our customers.

Octopus attacking a Door King
Octopus attacking a Door King (Note the giant hole cut into the front of the operator cover?!?!)

 

Colossal_octopus_by_Pierre_Denys_de_Montfort
Colossal Octopus (Kraken) by               Pierre Denys deMontfort

 

I thought I should follow that post up with how we dealt with the pictured Octopus at a recently completed job. The Door King above was installed in Jan 2013. The system had some inherent faults built in. Namely the installer  just dropped the operators on existing slabs and had used existing bad wiring and parts. We elected to reuse the operators since they were just a little over a year old but decided to completely re-install with new slabs and new wiring. We slayed the Kraken and this is what our customer got.

Slayed Kraken
Slayed Kraken

This is the same Door King gate operator. It was completely disassembled, repaired (giant hole that the installer had cut to pass through flex conduits even though Door Kings have knock outs), powder coated and rebuilt. We replumbed the installation, pulling all new wiring between operators and telephone entry. Because we knew what the customer was getting, we felt confident giving them an extended installation warranty of 1 year and continuance of the existing factory warranty on the equipment.

Can’t wait to see how it looks after the landscaping has recovered.

Bi Parting Door King Operators sans Kraken
Bi Parting Door King Operators sans Kraken