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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...
- AD Series and CO series products require that the Night Latch (NL) screw is installed in the exit device.  Be sure this screw is installed- Exit hardware and strike must be properly mounted ...
AFL stands for "Auxiliary Fire Latch" on fire rated exit devices.
ANSI grade one cycle test is 500,000, grade two is 250,000 and grade three is 100,000.
Apartment Corridor Lock function is defined as a lock where the latch bolt operated by lever from either side, except when outside lever is made inoperative by a stop or mechanical means other than...
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) have developed durability, strength and performance standards for every type of door hardware...
The spring in the hinge case or end case assembly lifts the crossbar and both lever arms.  If broken, the crossbar and lever arms will drop down. The weight of the crossbar and levers will automati...
The new 33A/35A center case will not work with the old 33/35 series exit devices.It is never intended to use parts to convert a device from one Series to another Series as this would void the ...
The Von Duprin 994L series trims were square on top and bottom.  They were discontinued in July 2010.
The part number for 1690/1790 hex dogging shaft is shaft.101
There is not enough room for both options as the dogging mechanism in a standard cylinder dogging and the electronics for the EL or QEL options are both located at the end of the base plate. For 9...
This is not a recommended application as the electric strike does not have the same holding force as the XP98/99 rim exit device. The electric strike has 1500 pounds of holding force whereas the XP...
 The Falcon Monarch 718C and the 718NL trims can be used on the 25-C exit device.  The 718C trim is listed in the Price Book for the 25 series  The instructions attache...
Installation should be 6" from bottom of the door. See attached templates as reference.  T-5494 for HM Doors W-5494 for Wood Doors
Double cylinders are only available on Von Duprin 98/99 Rim and 98/9975 Mortise devices.
The following items may cause the exit devices top latch from being held in the retracted position. 1. The top or bottom rods are out of adjustment. 2. The top latch hold back...
Following exit devices 2227/F, 33/3527A/F, 33/3547A/48A/F, 98/9927/F and 98/9947/48/F have similar rod adjustment procedures. All top latches control the bottom latch assemblies. When do...
Cylinder dogging (CD) and an RX switch can be ordered together with 33/35 or 98/99 series.
This can be done ONLY with non fire rated exit devices.
This option is not available as there is no NL cam to directly drive the rods and using a key to lift the heavy stainless, brass or bronze rods would damage the key.