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How To Replace a Door Closer

How To Replace a Door Closer

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How to Replace a Door Closer Need to know how to replace a door closer quickly and cost effectively? Design Hardware’s 316R series closer makes replacing a door closer a breeze.  First the Closer  The 316R is a heavy duty door closer that meets ANSI A156.4 Grade 1 standards. It has a rack and pinion design and a cast aluminum body. It is a non-handed closer with adjustable spring power from size 1-6.    The 316R has a UL Listing “A” label and can be installed onto a 3 hour fire rated door. It also meets ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, requirements.   This closer has independent latch and sweep speed controls, as well as back check. The valve are staked to prevent backing valves out too far.   As a standard, it comes packed with all screws and brackets for regular, top...
Fire Door Inspection Solutions

Fire Door Inspection Solutions

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Fire Door Inspection  Solutions As fire door inspections become more prevalent, facilities are looking for easy fire door inspection solutions. The clearance or gap that exists between the door and frame is one of the checklist items on a fire door inspection. According to NFPA80, Section 6.3.17 and Section 4.8.4.1, the gap between the door and frame or between two leaves of a pair of doors cannot exceed ⅛", the gap between the bottom of the door and floor cannot exceed ¾". Generally, if an opening exceeds these measurements, sometimes even by 1/16", the opening will fail the inspection and is required to be fixed within 60 days. This can be a costly and stressful situation. One possible cause of an improper gap is sagging hinges. Most commercial doors are hung on 3 or 4 butt hin...
Special-Lite Introduces FireSafe20

Special-Lite Introduces FireSafe20

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Special-Lite Introduces New FireSafe20 - Fiberglass 20 minute fire rated Special-Lite's new FireSafe20 provides a 20 minute fire rated door that complements not only the current fire-rated offerings but also the growing Special-Lite interior architectural product line. Fire doors are a vital part of a building’s passive fire protection system. When properly installed and maintained, they will help to compartmentalize a building to protect occupants and property from the spread of smoke, flames, and aid in providing a safe means of egress during a fire. Purchasing your fire-rated doors and framing from one vendor can minimize costs and shorten lead time. Our 20-Minute doors round out our fire-rated product offerings to allow you to order from one manufacturer. More durable than wood,...
Reese Product Announcement

Reese Product Announcement

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SAVE TIME WITH TEK SCREWS After speaking with customers it became clear that pre-drilling holes to install weatherstripping was not a good use of your time! Now all you need to do is request TEK screws to receive them at no additional cost. You do need to request them. If you do not specify you want them, your order will be shipped with regular sheet metal screws. Reminder NOT to use the TEK screws on wood doors. The wings on the self-drilling TEK screws will ream the hole larger than the threads and will not engage wood. For more information shoot me an email at amanda@southeastarchitecturalsolutions.com