INSTALLING DW SERIES FRAMES

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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: ...
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...
It is always recommended to point installers to the industry installation manuals which are very comprehensive and are ANSI documentsClick here to get the updated link to the Steelcraft Shop M...
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 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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...