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If the door hits the frame (or rubs on the rabbet of the head or jamb) the frame is out of square and improperly installed. Door edge rubbing on the rabbet - shimming the hinges may resolve the...
A Kerfed Frame is a frame that is formed with an optional integral pocket or recess in the area of the stop to receive gasket, seals or weather stripping. Kerfed frames are available as an&n...
Some architectural specifications require steel frames to be back-coated with a bituminous coating for corrosion protection or sound control. It is commonly specified to be used in condit...
The new latch, introduced mid-June 2013, will NOT fit into the previous T lock chassis.  Customer are encouraged to order a new Falcon T lock.  If needed, customers can replace the older ...
When rust appears, repair the affected surfaces by finish smooth, clean, treat for maximum paint adhesion, and touch up the surfaces with a direct to metal (DTM), rust inhibitive primer.
Prime or painted surfaces which have been scratched or otherwise marred during installation (including field welding) and/or cleaning must be field repaired and re-primed by the installing contractor.
  For Product Shipped Prior to August 2012 using the old (black) potted module: a.       0-100 ft 14 gauge wire b.      0-200 ft 12...
 
The three most common steel types are cold rolled steel, galvannealed steel, and galvanized steel. Cold Rolled Steel (CRS) is suitable for most interior applications, is uncoated steel a...
The backset is 2 3/4" from edge of door to the center line of the device and strike. The preparation for the WS98/99 strike must be specified when placing order for the frame.
EPT installation guidelines are as follows: Recommended location is 6" below top hinge per template Steelcraft will locate the power transfer prep at the Von Duprin recommended template locati...
Raceway availability: Optional factory installed raceways are available in doors but are not available in frames. Preparation Info: Steelcraft installs a flexible 1/2" ID steel conduit through the...
Hinge backset is the dimension from the leading edge of the hinge to either the stop on the frame or to the stop face (push side) of the door. For operating clearance, the hinge backset on the d...
Masonry T anchor are approved for fire rated frames up to 3 hours. T Anchors are shipped lose for field installation. Anchor construction: The T portion and the strap do have minimum dimensions th...
Steelcraft frames and doors are furnished with a high grade, low gloss, baked-on prime paint that provides the best possible protection against corrosion, abrasion and weather, and is an excellent ...
The Locknetics 9100 series electric strikes are replaced with Von Duprin 6211 and 6210 electric strikes.   6211 is used for new and 6210 is for existing application. For existing applic...
ElectroMechanical Automatic Operators are designed to automatically open when activated. The Benchmark Series are Medium Duty "Commercial" automatic operators, often used on of...
Steelcraft offer a limited warranty to customers that products will be free from defects in the material and workmanship for a period of 12 months from date of shipment of products.Warranty St...
Job Specific Warranty - If job specific warranty letters or certificates are required, please refer to the Allegion Contact Us web page and request the applicable information.NOTES:F...
ASTM E-119 is a test standard for walls, partitions and floor or roof systems: This test standard is also used for ceramic type glasses when used as window wall and/or borrowed light frames. ...
The 4040SE is non handed and can be mounted on the push or pull side of the door.
GrainTech® is a Steelcraft door option which provides a wood grained pattern which is embossed into both face sheets of the door. GrainTech doors are factory stained and top coated with a cle...
The 6216 electric strike was designed only for use with only the Folger Adams 310-3-1 mortise lock with deadbolt. The dead bolt must be retracted manually for the the strike to operate.
Steelcraft locates all butt hinges from the top of the door to the centerline of each hinge as standard practice: Locating hinges to the center line of the hinge keeps all hinge locations the sa...
Astragals are required on: 3 hour fire rated pairs: Double doors - swinging in the same direction Double Egress - swinging in opposite directions Fire rated Dutch Doors Fire rated 1 3/4" t...
Tornado shelter applications require the use of Paladin PW14-Series doors and FP14-Series frames: Tornado shelter doors are a tested system comprising of the door, frame and hardware. ...
Fire labels (UL, ITS/WHI or FM) are located as follows: Butt Hinges and Pivots: On the doors the fire label is located on the hinge edge between the top and 2nd hinge preparation. On the fram...
Maximum hourly rating for a transom and side light or panel frame is 1 1/2 hour (90 minutes). In masonry wall application the maximum is 13'6" x 12'2" In stud wall application the maximum is 13...
Hinge Spacing: All 4 1/2" and 5" butt hinge spacing 1. Opening heights 3'0" through 4'11 15/16" (one pair butt hinges) from under head CL 9 3/4" (top of door 9 5/8") from bottom of frame ...
Hinge Backset: On the frame = 5/16" On the door = 1/4"
Lock Spacing: All standard bored locks ANSI 115.2 (161, 61L type), for mortise lock ANSI 115.1 (86 type) all locations must be altered 3/8" lower, and standard strike (ASA type). 1. Opening ...
A Double Egress frame is a double door frame prepared to receive two single-acting doors swinging in opposite directions (both doors are) the same hand. These openings are installed in cross corrid...
All Steelcraft Frame, Door and Architectural Stick components will receive one coat of sprayed-on factory paint which is a baked-on, rust-inhibited primer that conforms to the industry standard ANS...
Steelcraft offer a 12 gage F-Series frame. Basic product offering: Door opening size: Single Door = 4´-0" x 8´-0" Double Door = 8´-0" x 8´-0" Double rabbet only. Single rabbet is not ...
Welded (SUA) frames: Welded frames are designed, manufactured and supplied with either square cut/notched corners or with (saw or die) miters and may or may not have connection tabs and slots. Thes...
For Steelcraft frame anchor locations refer to the frame "Anchoring Systems" section of Steelcraft's Tech Data Manual pages 2.4.1 thru 201.16.Basic guidelines are as follows:Anchor Quantities:• 3 p...
FBC Approvals: Yes, Steelcraft doors do meet the Florida Building Code (FBC) Protocols (TAS 201, TAS 202 & TAS 203) Missile impact & ASTM E-330 applications Dade County NOAs: Yes,...
Optional closer reinforcements are located at 3" from hinge jamb to the beginning of the reinforcement plate. This applies to Regular Arm, Parallel Arm, Top Jamb. Regular Arm (RA) closer reinfor...
Both the DW and K-Series frames are identical with the exception of the base anchoring. Both the DW and K-series frames are supplied with a field adjustable compression anchor in each jamb located ...
Steelcraft uses a 7 gage hinge reinforcement for 4 1/2" and 5" butt hinges as standard on all frame series. The hinge reinforcement size for either 4 1/2" or 5" hinges (standard or heavy duty hing...
From head to centerline of each hinge (4 1/2" or 5") is 9 3/4", 39 3/64", 68 11/32" & 97 41/64".
The hinge spacing on a 9'0" frame opening height is 29 19/64".
From Head to top of each 4 1/2" hinge is 7 1/2", 36 51/64", 66 3/32" & 95 25/64". From Head to top of each 5" hinge is 7 1/4", 36 35/64", 65 27/32" & 95 9/64".
Pocket pivot hinges are mainly used in cross corridor applications where clear opening width is a factor. For frames, pocket pivot hinges are a special hinge options which must be spe...
DW/K-Series frames (Drywall Slip-On) are not recommended for installation in high traffic areas. DW/K-Series frames are installed in interior stud walls after the wall board is installed and ...
Fire Rated three (3) frames are available in the following maximum door opening sizes: F and FN-Series frame: 4' 0" X 10' 0" single door opening 8' 0" X 10' 0” double door opening MU-Ser...
Yes, an additional jamb anchor can be used at the bottom of the frame in lieu of the typical (adjustable or weld-in) base anchor in fire rated frames. This is limited to the anchor designed for...
Side Light and Side Panel frames - Side Light and Side Panel frames are not KD (Knock Down), they must be assembled and welded. All side lite and side panel frames must be assembled and welde...
Removable transom bars are available for non-rated frames. A closed section mullion available. Special clips to attach to frame sold separately. Removable transom bars are not approved or avai...
Yes, Steelcraft does offer optional A60 and A40 Galvannealed, and G90 Galvanized steel on doors and frames. Galvannealed A60 and A40: A60 coating designation - optional on all doors and frame...
No, Steelcraft does not offer frames with concave, cove molded faces or other simulated profiles which simulate wood trims. An options to these type of frame profiles is a frame with out return...
During the construction cycle, spot rust is usually attributed to either material handling damage or improper storage of the material on the jobsite. The material must be repaired and repainted as ...
Overhead Concealed door closers are used to provide a more aesthetic look to the opening.  Concealed in either the frame or the door Offer the ability to be adjusted to maintain control o...
Levels and Models (covered in ANSI A250.8 (SDI 100) "Recommended Specifications for Standard Steel Doors and Frames") are SDI term aid in the selection and specification pr...
Wallboard must penetrate a minimum of ½” into the hollow metal frame, based on NFPA Pamphlet 80, (page 80-2, figure A.4.6.3.1) .
ITS/WHI Fire Rated three (3) frames are available in the following maximum door opening sizes: F and FN-Series: 4' 0" X 10' 0" single door 8' 0" X 10' 0” double door or pairs MU-Series: ...
The location to the top of hinge will vary depending on hinge size used. 6'8" Frame with 1 1/2 pair of hinges (top to top): For 4 1/2" hinges from the head to top of each hinge is 7 1/2", 37 7...
Yes, as an option, Steelcraft doors are available with factory prepared for the 98/9949 Concealed Vertical Cable Exit Device. L, B, CE, T and CE-Series doors are available factory prepared Door...
Lead lined frames are intended for use in the X-ray Room locations in Health Care facilities. Frames are provided by Steelcraft prepped as follows:  Frames are supplied knock-down (KD). Fram...
It is the responsibility of the installing contractor to install all material in accordance with SDI or HMMA installation standards and tolerances. Out of square frames which are installed out of t...
Out of plumb (also referred to as twisted) frames usually cannot be adjusted. "Out of Plumb or Twisted frames (or jambs)" is a condition created by improper wall construction and/or improper insta...
It is always recommended to point installers to the industry installation manuals which are very comprehensive and are ANSI documents. SDI (Steel Door Institute) installation manual can be found...
NO - Louvers are not approved for installation in a fire rated transom / side panel frames.  NFPA Pamphlet 80 - paragraph # 6.3.4.4 states “Louvers shall not be installed in either transom or s...
DW and K-Series frames are designed to slip onto a stud wall after the wall is finished (painted, wall papered, etc). Walls can be either wood stud or steel stud Used only for interior applicat...
The rough opening dimensions are the same for either Welded (SUA) or Knock Down (KD) frames For F, FN, FE, DE, MU three sided frames and four sided borrowed light frames: New masonry Walls: N...
 For DW, K three sided frames and four sided borrowed light frames: Three sided frame = door opening width (order size) plus 1 1/2" minimum to 2" maximum and the door opening height ...
Excessive premature frame rusting is caused by improper jobsite installation practices and most likely caused by the following circumstances: Grout: Frames are grouted in place using incorrec...
Reveal is the distance or measurement from the face of the door out to the face of the frame on the push side of the door.Other related terms:Door face - The exposed surface of door visible wh...
FastTrack is a quick ship stock program which includes targeted Builders Hardware SKUs offered by Allegion Distributor Partners. FastTrack order forms and supporting information is available only t...
Allegion Employees can access the distributors’ “My Allegion Portal” thru The Frontline Home Page: Click on “My Allegion Distributor Portal” located in the navigation menu on the left si...
CAD drawings are available for doors and frames in 3 drawing formats: Autocad (.dwg) - Release 12 Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) Data Exchange (.dxf) Drawings are available on the...
Steelcraft does not manufacture 12 gage closed section mullions. The maximum is 14 gauge. Steelcraft can provide the outer perimeter  (open sections only)  of a transom frame in 12 gage material. ...
Steelcraft have tested different types of doors and frame assemblies using Zero International gasket seals for the various STC ratings. Tests are in accordance to ASTM...
Frames can be installed either KD (knock down) or welded to receive the STC rating.
Steelcraft borrowed light frames are not listed/tested. Check with the glass manufacture if they are listed and with what type of framing used.
Sound seals are required. Zero International Gasket Notes: Perimeter Seals – Zero #475 applies to the stop of the head and jambs. Door bottom – Zero #367, surface applied. Threshold ...
The 2010 and 2030 closer are not the same. The 2010 Series closer uses the (larger) 4010 cylinder which requires a 4" minimum frame tube to mount in. The 2030 uses the (narrow) "Pacer" cylinder...
DW-Series Fire Rated Borrowed Lights are available in the following sizes: 60 minute (1 hour) rating = 2721 square inches of visible glass. maximum frame rabbet to rabbet dimensions = 78 1/4...
Hospital Stops are located at the bottom of the frame jambs and/or mullions. The integral door stops are terminates above floor line and is closed with a 45° or 90° angle to facilitate cleaning at ...
Electro-hydraulic Automatic Operators are: Designed for manual opening applications where there is occasional need for automating the door to meet ADA requirements.  Electrically powere...
On May 1, 2013 the LM9000 lock was discontinued and replaced with the LM9300 Multipoint Lock. 
The LM9000 mortise lock, door with pre-assembled vertical rods, and frame all ship separately.  The soffit latch, bottom strike, and latch release will ship with the mortise lock, not the...
The following hinges are available on Paladin series doors and frames: Butt hinges -  4 1/2", 5" or 6" ball bearing type either standard or heavy duty Continuous hinges - full mortise...
 Pneumatic Automatic Operators are used in areas where electrically operated devices are not convenient or permitted.  Consists of a modified, heavy-duty door closer for manual oper...
No. Fire rated double egress frames must be a stand alone 3 sided frame assembly. If transom lights and/or sidelights are required, they must be built and installed as separate Fire Window assemb...
Yes, hospital stops are available on fire rated frames. Maximum approval = 3 hour Maximum sizes:  singles up to 4'0" x 8'0" pairs up to 8'0" x 8'0" Maximum hospital stop height 6" from bot...
To mount the 6030 series closer in a hollow metal frame, the frame has to be a "cased open" frame (meaning no stops formed in the frame) because the 6030 series closer is a double acting closer, wh...
LCN "does not" recommend the use of SRT screws is wood doors. LCN "only" recommends the use of Wood Screws in wood doors and frames, as noted on the installation instructions.
The following size limitations per frame unit, are in enforced for welded elevation frames shipped from the factory. These limitations are in place due to the physical size of shipping tr...
Yes, Steelcraft doors and/or frames are available and can carry a UL, WH or FM label. The type of fire label (UL, WH or FM) is dictated by the specifications and local building code. Doors ...
Communicating Frames are hollow metal frame fabricated such that a door is installed in each rabbet of a double rabbeted frame (2 doors total) to facilitate dual access and control of the opening, ...
Knock Down (KD) frames: KD frames are designed, manufactured and supplied with integral miters which include all notches, interlocking corner tabs and slots to allow for field assembly and do not r...
POCKET DOOR FRAME: A frame designed to allow a door to slide inside a pocket located within the cavity of a wall. The hinge jamb of the frame is replaced with a 2 piece jamb without a stop. I...
Drywall Slip-on Frame is an industry term describing a 3 sided frame designed to be installed on a wall composed of steel or wood studs with gypsum board or other facing material and is i...
Yes, stainless steel doors and frames are available. Door Construction: LS-Series: Visible edge seams Door construction similar to the L-Series LSW-Series: Seamless with we...
F-Series frames are available without returns: Fire Rated frames must have welded corners. Frames must include weled in wood or steel stud anchors. Installation requirements: Frames must be...
Drywall Slip-on frames are recommended and designed to be installed as KD (Knock Down) assemblies and not recommended to be welded (SUA). If a DW-Series or K-Series is welded prior to installa...
Steelcraft does offer Thermal Break Frameson the FT series. Thermal break frames are available as:3-sided frames onlyFrames are available in 16 or 14 gauge steelFT series frames meet the requi...
Additional information on Thermal Break Frames can be found on Tech Data Pages 224 thru 227 
Yes, wood doors can be used and installed in most hollow metal frame applications including FE-Series and DE-Series Double Egress frames. Caution - For fire rated applications the wood door manufa...
The 4040 XP CUSH/EDA can be mounted on a Flush Transom frame by using a -419 Flush Panel adapter.
Grouting frames is: A process done in the field during hollow metal frame installation  The internal cavity of the frame is fill with masonry or mortar It is intended to mainly provide ...
Steelcraft offers two optional types of reinforcements for open section header to be installed in distributor shop or in the field: Full profile sleeve; is a 14 gauge, 16" long part to fit the p...
For both DW and K-Series Drywall Slip-on frames, Steelcraft locates the compression anchor in the jamb soffits approximately 4" down from the head on each jamb. Regardless of door opening height: ...
The 4110 series closer is installed on a flush transom frame using the -419 flush panel adapter.
This condition (toed in or toed out jambs) is usually not found until the door is installed. Frames which have toed in or toed out jambs have been installed out of tolerance. It is the resp...
Industry standards for hollow metal frames installation tolerances have been developed by both the SDI (Steel Door Institute) and HMMA (Hollow Metal Manufacturers). Both standards are based on the ...
CAUTION must be used in investigating this problem - In most cases, excessive field rusting of products is caused by improper storage at the jobsite. That situation must be validated prior to refus...
Yes, a filler plate can be used to cover an EPT prep as long as it is made from the same material as the frame. This information can also be found in NFPA 80 under Chapter 5 for Field Modifications.
The following are quantities of EMA anchors (pierce and dimples) based on range of frame height:  Quantity  Nominal Frame Height     2     1'...
A simple field test can determine if a door or frame is galvanized or cold rolled steel, however this test will not determine if the steel is A60, A40 or G90. The Tech Tip can be viewed here.
Elevation frames are available in: F-Series (F16 or F14) FN-Series (FN16 or FN14) MU-Series (MU16, MU14) Additional parameters of the frame components: Perimeter (Head and Jambs) Frame: ...
On fire rated transom and/or sidelight frames and fire rated window frames, Steelcraft labeling procedures only control the O/A width and/or height of the frames based on wall condition. The amount...
Yes. 1 7/16" thick glass but a special rabbet size is required. The size of rabbet required for the frames would depend on the size of the glazing bead being used. For 1" wide glazing stops, ...
Von Duprin doesn't offer any electric strike to fit into 1 1/2" aluminum/metal faced frame.  Minimum requirement to install 6211/6211AL is 1 15/32" mortise depth.
Transom panels are available in the following constructions: 1 3/4" thick panels with interior construction similar to an L-Series door installed into a frame either Without a transom bar - r...
Electrical hinges or a power transfer units are the most commonly used practices to run electric power to locks and/or strikes. Electric Hinges: Most electric hinges will fit into a standard 4 ...
Steelcraft Paladin PW-Series doors and FP-Series frames meet FEMA Tornado Resistant requirements and have been designed and tested to meet the requirements of FEMA 361 guidelines and ANSI ICC500. ...