#ThursdayDoors — Threw a Wrench or Two


A-Z Challenge — W

My original plan for W Doors was Water Doors.
I’m sure they have a name, and if my mother reads this post, she may well tell me what the proper name for them is, but because W, they’re WATER DOORS.


They’re along the banks of Fall Creek, so I presume water, although to be fair, enormous Weebles may roll out of them after dark.



So yeah, W was for Water Doors. Super cool, right?

But then…

I came across this building.


It might be an old motel, butย now it’s a business with many toolboxes a la work trucks and my research indicatesย it’s a heating and cooling service.
I was immediately intrigued by the …


Are those wrenches?!?


Yep-yep! Awesome. How could I resist?

#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To see other doors of interest, or to share your own, click the link.

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69 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — Threw a Wrench or Two

  1. The universe is on your side!

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    That tool door is great. Clever + pretty. Good find, joey.

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  3. Benson says:

    Your wrench doors are much nicer than the water doors. I don’t wanna know what may creep from said doors after dark. Or what sits just behind them waiting for night to fall.

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  4. loisajay says:

    They’re door knockers? Oh, I so love the creativity! Those water doors…..I’ve seen them and have no idea what they are called either.

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  5. marianallen says:

    Whimsical Wrenches and Water doors! That blue building is so pretty! I love all the interest they created just with paint on a pretty plain construction. Plus, the wrenches. The water doors are … Wait for it … Wonderful! They make me think of the culvert Hazel-rah hid out in in Watership Down.

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    • joey says:

      Oh My Gawd, Marian! YES! Watership Down! Exactly. Thank you!
      It’s the thing when your brain knows a thing is connecting somethin to somethin, but you can’t make it connect? That’s what you JUST did for me. Thank you!

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  6. msgt3227 says:

    Well, I was intrigued by the Weebles Wooble-ways (cuz Weebles Won’t Walk, so not Walk-ways), but am totally impressed with the Wrenched Doors!!! Great find, joey!!

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  7. Perhaps Richard Nixon remembers what they are called.

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  8. What in interesting little blue building!

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  9. I love those door handles, what a find, Joey. If the hinges are stiff, you can ‘wrench’ them closed.

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  10. Oh, wow, this is the find of the month! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Are you ever tempted to leave a little note with the link to your blog at any door that you have featured? ๐Ÿ˜€ I am, but haven’t done it… yet. They need to know how awesome this is.

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  11. Dan Antion says:

    Let me start by reminding you of our conversation where we agreed that we like simple names for things. So, I’m all happy with “water doors.” If you want to get technical, I think they are backflow preventers and they are sometimes called duckbill valves. But see, that could be just technical enough that your mother might tell me that “no, duckbill valves are not round…” So, yeah, water doors.

    Love the wrenches ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • joey says:

      Thanks! Simple is just simpler. I must say, since I spotted these, I’ve looked for more in other areas by the creek, and haven’t seen any, leaving me to believe, at least for now, these are special simpler.

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  12. J Walters says:

    Oh I would steer clear of those water doors, personally, especially at night. What a great combination to then see the modernistic blue doors, with a wrench no less.

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  13. JT Twissel says:

    Wrench doors – how cool! My mother reads my blog too so I have watch it.

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  14. Joanne Sisco says:

    You had a slam-dunk on the *W* today ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve never seen hinged doors on culvert pipes before …. I’m assuming those are culvert pipes …?

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    • joey says:

      I think they USED to be. Given the area, I strongly suspect they’re previous culverts, from when there was a railroad through there. (That land belonged to a very wealthy, important man who lived there 1920’s-60’s, and he had his OWN railroad.) But now, they’re just there, without drainage…just left. I like em, though.
      I have looked at other places along the creek and not found any more like these. I’m glad your interest is piqued, too.

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  15. I say Without a Wrench that Why not Waterdoors? Just Watch out when they open! As Elmer Fudd might say, “You Wocked the W’s, you silly Wabbit!!”

    Apropos of absolutely nothing else, sometimes when I come to your Website, I go away humming, “Indiana Wants Me.” ๐Ÿ™‚ http://tinyurl.com/mg2f8hf An oldie, but addictive goodie!


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  16. ghostmmnc says:

    Well, I never! Never have I seen such a thing as water doors! How cool to find them (in the daylight) … the door wrenches are so neatly placed on those doors! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Very original and creative doors! Love the wrench. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. bikerchick57 says:

    Your water and wrench doors are deserving of many bonus points. Sometimes these things just fall into place…

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  19. Norm 2.0 says:

    Well those wrench doors are the coolest door discoveries I’ve seen so far this year. Isn’t it wonderful when the stars align like that? And just in time for your W post too ๐Ÿ˜€

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  20. Pretty cool water doors. They don’t look like they’ve been open in some time. The wrenches are too cool! Great find!

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  21. LindaGHill says:

    I’ve never seen anything like those water doors before. They look like giant hanging toilet lids. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  22. darsword says:

    Fortuitous W-ie things!

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  23. Alice says:


    I mean, rly. Those doors’re awesome.

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  24. Now, that’s a Thursday winner. Great catch. I’m still smiling at those wrenches. Maybe I need a garden trowel. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  25. Prajakta says:

    HA HA! What are they doing on those pretty doors??

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  26. Capt Jill says:

    I like the Wrenches (more W) ๐Ÿ™‚

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  27. Erika says:

    That’s really cool!

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  28. Matt Roberts says:

    Those doors rule! Probably my favorite doors since the ones in UHF, which I’m totally sure you’ve never seen. They have a regular door knob, but it’s in the middle of the door.

    Also, growing up we had many creeks that ran through our neighborhood, but the one big one that was a raging river of death after a rain, at one end it had two big pipes like that, but they didn’t have doors. Me and my buddies would walk through them all the time. Sometimes we’d take hairspray and lighters down there just to be kids. Of the two, though, we only walked through the one on the left. Because in the water in the right one, there were water snakes and they were huge, and they would jump up out of the water and take your hat right off your head. And one of us almost always had a hat on, so we didn’t want to lose our hat. So we always walked through the left one. Also, the two went for a ways, then turned sharply, which made them real dark there, and then they emptied out into a bigger one. We couldn’t get out that way without getting wet, so we always had to make the trek twice, which we didn’t mind. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  29. I think coldhanboyack might be correct (Nixon); it might be water gates. Found this link on google that resembles your water doors
    The blue wrench doors are cool but they must be hiding something important or precious cause they have 3 locks on each door.

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  30. reocochran says:

    I loved your title and almost would wish for the word “monkeywrench” but not sure if it is the same kind of took(?)!
    This was a double “W” whammy doors presentation which has quite a fun contrast between rust and the unknown mixed with crisp blue with white and gray details. The wrenches on the door are great additions!

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