Sep 17, 2018
Existing Frame with New Door

Below is a diagram showing the standard hinge and strike prep locations for several major manufacturers of hollow metal frames and doors. Use these prep locations to help you purchase new doors for existing frames or new frames to be used with existing doors. Beacon Commercial Door & Lock supplies Steelcraft frames for most...

Sep 10, 2018
LCN 1260 Closer

Most door closers come from the factory pre-adjusted to the most common settings, according to what was ordered. Once the closer is installed some additional adjustments may be required to function properly at the opening. In this post we'll look at some common adjustments that can be made on the door closer that will help ensure the door...

Sep 4, 2018
Hospital Latch 3

Hospital latches have a paddle that is installed on either side of the door that allows the push/pull function while still providing latching operation, unlike push and pull hardware that is only surface mounted and does not work the same with latching hardware. A hospital latch only requires a person to push or pull the door in the...

Aug 27, 2018
Offset Door Pulls

When a door does not require latching hardware, push and pull plates are often used. Push and pull hardware can have many names like door trim, protective plates, or push/pull hardware. They facilitate the operation of the door by pushing or pulling the door as you enter or exit through the opening. These are popular in high traffic areas...

Aug 20, 2018
Wide Throw Hinge

Wide throw door hinges are used on openings where the door must swing up to 180 degrees without binding on protruding trim installed on the face of the frame or wall. Decorative trim around the opening can be very thick depending on the design. Standard hinge sizes may not be sufficient to swing the door wide enough to clear the...

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 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...


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