ARE ASTRAGALS REQUIRED FOR FIRE RATED DOORS

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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...
All 3 hour fire rated pairs of doors do require an astragal when used without a removable hardware mullion. Pairs of doors with removable hardware mullions are treated and listed as 2 single doors...
Yes, an automatic operator can be installed on a Dutch door. The operator must be installed on the top leaf of the Dutch door. Only the top half will open unless the top and bottom leaves (se...
Intumescent seals or gaskets are not required on fire rated steel doors. Generally speaking, the requirement for intumescent seals or gaskets are a function of the individual manufacturers’ listi...
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 ...
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...
Non fire rated doors can be furnished with a maximum 3" diameter hole for viewer preparations. Fire rated doors have a 3/4" maximum holes size unless otherwise listed by UL or ITS/WHI. Viewers mus...
NON Fire Rated doors would use the 1609 strike applied to the inactive leaf with flushbolts.  This may NOT be used on Fire Rated openings.