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Steve Behrens
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There is plenty of information on hollow metal doors (and commercial wood doors) right here on our site...just click the link in this post and you will go right to it. You can also simply click "Doors" in the links at the top of this page. There are 9 different topics on doors there so we have been fairly thorough. If you want to discuss anything regarding doors, please feel free to make a post and we can get started.
http://www.commdoor.com/doors.html
Steve Behrens
Steve in Hollow Metal Doors
You can find all the FBC Wind Load approvals and documentation for all of our hurricane tested hollow metal doors and frames right here on our site...just use the link in this post and you will go right to our FBC wind load page. We made this into an organized list of what we have available and IN STOCK here at our Fort Pierce location. This is also what you need to submit to the building department for permits. Just click the one you need and print it out.
http://www.commdoor.com/hurricane_doors.html
Steve Behrens
Steve in Hollow Metal Doors
Replacing a hollow metal door in an existing hollow metal frame? Keep in mind one size does NOT fit all! Different manufacturers have their hinge and lock preps in their doors at different locations. So make sure to measure each hinge location from the door top (FDT) to the top of each hinge, and measure the lock FDT to the centerline. We have some handy forms with pictures for you to print at the link in this post that will make it easy for you.
http://www.commdoor.com/hollowmetaldoors_forms.html
Steve Behrens
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Lead Lined doors & frames. Usually you will use a wood door but you can get a lead lined hollow metal door. 1/16" thick lead is "standard" which is 2 pieces of 1/32" lead either side of the wood door core. 1/8" ( 2 pieces 1/16" ) is also used quite often. Common options range from 1/32" to 1/8". Doors will remain 1 3/4" thick with up to 1/8" lead in them. Over that and the door thickness starts to increase so you need a special frame for a non standard thickness door in this case.
Steve Behrens
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The difference between Double Acting doors and Double Egress doors. These 2 terms sometimes cause confusion if you are not in the commercial door industry so let's clear it up! Double acting means the door swings in AND out...versus in OR out for a standard (single acting) door. You'll see this in a lot of restaurants going into the kitchen. This can be a single door or a pair of doors. You'll need a special frame for this application called a Cased Open frame.
Steve Behrens
Steve in Hollow Metal Doors
A question sent to us by email: How do you seal the gap on double doors that are both active?
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