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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...
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 ...
FN16, FN14, FN Series; Masonry Frame, Drywall Frame, Conventional Frame
Drywall Throat Fillers are used when wall thickness is between 1/8” (3mm) to 1/4” (6mm) less than the frame throat dimension, throat filler section(s) can be used to fill the gap, assuring the prop...
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...
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...
K16, K14, K Series; Drywall Slip On Frame, Drywall Frame
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 ...
An EPT can be used with a Cam Lift Hinge: Maximum hinge lift dimension = 1/2".  The EPT must be installed correctly with the tube at the top on the door side and the tube at bottom on...
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...
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 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...
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 ...
Butt hinges can be used on  doors up to 4' wide and 200 pounds.  There is no maximum door height, just need to add a hinge for every 30" or part there of over 7'.
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...
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 ...
The maximum recommended door weight for LCN closers is 225 lbs.
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
F16, F14, F12, F Series; Masonry Frame, Drywall Frame, Conventional Frame
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: ...
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...
DW-Series, K-Series, Drywall Frame; Slip-on Frame
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. ...
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...
Conventional Frame, masonry Frame, Drywall Frame, Drywall Slip-on Frame
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...
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...
DW16, DW14, DW Series; Drywall Slip On Frame, Drywall Frame
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...
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...
DE-Series, DW-Series, FN-Series, F-Series, FE-Series, K-Series, MU-Series, FP-Series, FR (Double Egress Frame, Drywall Frame, Drywall Slip on Frame, Multi-Use Frame, Tornado Resistant)