Q&A

Q&A: Solid Bar Gasketing

After 7 years of posting a new piece of door & hardware information on this blog every day, it makes me very happy to receive a new question that I haven't thought about before. Last week's question was related to the solid bar gasketing designed to allow closer shoes (and other hardware) to be attached directly to the gasketing...

By |2016-01-07T18:16:20-05:00January 7th, 2016|Gasketing & Thresholds, Q&A|12 Comments

Q&A – Do pairs of fire doors require astragals?

NFPA 80 - Standard for Fire Doors & Other Opening Protectives no longer includes a prescriptive requirement for certain pairs of fire doors to have astragals. In the 1999 edition of this standard (and prior editions), an overlapping astragal was required for pairs of doors rated for more than 1 1/2 hours. In the 2007 edition, the requirement for an overlapping astragal was removed, and the use of the astragal is dependent on the manufacturer's listing procedures...

By |2015-12-07T13:09:46-05:00December 7th, 2015|Fire Doors, Q&A|7 Comments