Why are frames grouted?

Grouting frames is:

  1. A process done in the field during hollow metal frame installation 
  2. The internal cavity of the frame is fill with masonry or mortar
  3. It is intended to mainly provide sound deadening to the frame
  4. Frames are grouted only when specified

Fire rated frames are NOT required to be grouted.

Not recommended:

  1. The use of non-mortar (plaster, drywall compound, etc.) grout.
  2. Grouting of DW and K-Series Drywall Slip-on frames.

When a frame is specified to be grouted, the installation of conduit raceways in the frame for electronic wiring is a part of the frame installation process and must be done before the frame is grouted.


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