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Tech Tips: Hinge Backset

November 10, 2020 News, Tips

What is hinge backset? Hinge backset is the dimension from the edge of the hinge to either the stop on the frame or to the edge of the door.  For operating clearance, the hinge backset on the door is 1/16″ less than the hinge backset on the frame. What is the hinge backset on a […]

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Tech Tips: Coordinators

August 19, 2018 News, Tips

There are 2 basic types of Coordinators. Both only require reinforcements in hollow metal frames for surface mounting.

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Open back strikes are for use on the inactive leaf of a pair of doors when each door is required to operate independently for egress but remain secure without using a coordinator.

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Things to Consider – Spats A Spat is a full profile cover to wrap the bottom portion of a jamb Can be furnished for a new jamb or most commonly for retro-fit over existing jamb Used to cover or prevent rust in most applications Stainless steel is most common material used Could also be A60 […]

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Anchors are JD specific and only available in ½” increments from 5 ¾” to 8 ¾” JD. These anchors are for use with 2″ face hollow metal frames and can be used in fire rated openings for wood stud, steel stud, and existing masonry walls.

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