A locking handle was installed in the new fire door at the bottom of the spiral stairs, unexpectedly. Being a fire door, it has spring hinges and closes automatically. At present the handle is unlocked because we have only one key among the ringers. Be careful not to change the setting meanwhile.
The workmen plan to install the little bumpers that cushion the door when it closes, but until then the door slams shut with a crash. We are propping it open when there are ringers in the tower meanwhile.