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An Astragal is an applied molding attached most commonly to the meeting edge of doors to: Protection against weather conditions Minimize the passage of light between the doors Retard the passa...
The use of Panic Hardware and/or Fire Exit Hardware is required by the International Building Code (IBC) and NFPA 101 – The Life Safety Code, depending on which code and which edition of the code i...
Panic Hardware and Fire Exit Hardware are two different types of exit devices, and the proper selection is determined by code requirements. Panic Hardware is an exit device which is tested for u...
The most obvious difference (in the device) is the lack of mechanical dogging on a Fire Rated Device.  There are some internal parts that may be different and the method it is secured to the d...
Most Panic devices are not designed for exterior applications. As with any mechanical device, exposure to the elements may affect the operation and life of the device and/or finish and may ...
Water and electricity do not mix.  Von Duprin electrified devices can NOT be used in an exterior environment.
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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...
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...