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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...
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...
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...
The following are quantities of EMA anchors (pierce and dimples) based on range of frame height:  Quantity  Nominal Frame Height     2     1'...
Purpose: When there is concern for the weight of overhead wall construction, or, when multiple surface applied hardware components are being used. This continuous channel has the ability to spre...
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) .
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...
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...
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...
No, an adjustable base anchor is not supplied on frames with existing opening anchors. The anchor design for use in existing masonry walls, is a pierce and dimple in the frame soffit for 3/8"...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 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, 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...
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: ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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 ...