Aug 13, 2018
Door hardware replacement example

When you're going to install a new door in an existing frame or if you're going to install a new frame and reuse an existing door, there are some important things to remember when you're getting ready to order. Width x Height The existing frame or door must be measured in width and height. The door thickness should also be measured....

Aug 6, 2018
Schlage-Locks

Schlage is a manufacturer of the highest quality commercial door locks and security hardware in the door industry. Schlage offers cylindrical door locks, deadbolts, and mortise door locks as well as cylinders and keys. Electronic locks and other access control devices are also available from Schlage. Schlage has been recognized as a...

Jul 30, 2018
Keying Meeting

During a commercial construction project, finish door hardware is generally supplied nearer to the end of the scheduled work with the doors. The finish door hardware will usually include the locks which require cylinders and keys to operate. During construction there may be a need for what is called construction cores which are keyed...

Jul 23, 2018
Offset Pivot

Pivots are a type of hanging device for swinging commercial doors. They are most often used in sets or can be used with concealed closers. Pivots offer a couple of benefits not available with conventional hinges or continuous hinges. They can carry a lot more weight than other door hinges and they offer a clean finished...

Jul 16, 2018
LCN Closers

LCN is a manufacturer of the highest quality commercial door closers. As a distributor of LCN closers, Beacon Commercial Door & Lock can help you find the right LCN closer to meet the needs of your project. LCN door closers offer exceptional value and quality at every opening. They provide numerous door control solutions to meet the...

Jul 9, 2018
KD and Welded frames

Hollow metal frames can be supplied to the job site as "KD" frames or as welded frames. So, what's the difference? "KD" stands for knock-down, meaning the hollow metal frames are sent in separate pieces and must be assembled on site when they are installed. Welded hollow metal frames can be shipped direct from the factory as welded units,...

Jul 2, 2018
Rough Openings

Beacon Commercial Door & Lock generally supplies hollow metal frames from Steelcraft. Steelcraft is a brand of Allegion. According to Allegion, these are the rough openings for the various Steelcraft hollow metal frames. (Images used from Steelcraft Shop Manual) First determine your frame type (Steelcraft F-series frames are...

Jun 25, 2018
Overhead Door Stop

Overhead door stops are installed at the top of the door and an arm is attached to the frame. Overhead stops can be surface mounted to the face of the door or they can be concealed in the head of the door. The arm slides along a track or rod and when it comes to the end of the track it will stop against a bumper or spring built in the...

Jun 18, 2018
Full Size IC Core (FSIC) and Small Format IC Core (SFIC)

Interchangeable cores for locks were invented to allow for quick keying and re-keying of locks. There are two styles of interchangeable cores, the Small Format Interchangeable Core (SFIC) and the Full Size Interchangeable Core (FSIC). Both are recognizable by their figure 8 shape. The SFIC cores are smaller than the FSIC cores.The...

Jun 11, 2018
rotary slicing

Wood veneers for commercial wood doors come in various cuts that provide different finished appearances. Some species of wood can be cut in certain ways for better results. This brief post will look at the 4 most common cutting options used for wood door veneers. These are the 4 cutting options: Plain Slicing Quarter Slicing ...

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