Category Archive: Hollow Metal Doors

Aug 28

What is a Double Egress Opening?

A double egress opening is comprised of a pair of doors, both single acting, swinging in opposite directions, into the path of egress. Double egress openings help to control the flow of traffic. Typical applications include hospital and school corridors.  Most common hardware used on DE pairs is surface mounted vertical rod exit devices although …

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Aug 26

Proud to be a part of HMXpress

As you have probably heard, Hollow Metal Xpress (HMX) is now part of the Mesker Door & Design Hardware family of companies.  I am proud to be able to bring the products and services of this notable brand to my customers. HMX is known for it’s Speed Flexibility Dependability & Quality. Their services include Same …

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Apr 22

Mesker 72 Hour Stock Program

Give me a call or shoot me an email for specific material available on the new Mesker 72 Hour Stock Program Related PostsWhat is a Kerf Frame? Mesker Kerf Frames Hollow Metal 4″ Frame Head MESKER Adjustable Frames Punch & Dimple Hollow Metal Frames

Feb 18

Mesker Southeast Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

I was fortunate to have been able to travel last week on a business/personal trip.  My stops were our new Mesker Southeast Warehouse in Ft. Lauderdale, the Breakwater Hotel on South Beach, Jamaica and Grand Cayman (via the Celebrity Constellation) and finally back home. Since it is Monday we should start with the business part …

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Jan 17

HM Door & Frame Installation Demonstration

The Mesker Door and Design Hardware team is always looking for opportunities to train our customers and their customers.  Dealer’s Warehouse, a valued distributor of our products, accepted our offer to hold training sessions on how to install our frames, doors and hardware in two of their locations. Here are pictures of our demonstration in …

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Jan 11

Installation Demonstration in Knoxville

I am excited to be heading up to Knoxville this coming week for an installation demonstration.  We are bringing in an installation expert to demonstrate how to install hollow metal frames, doors and hardware.  Our valued distributor has a wall section built for us to use for the day.   They have invited customers to …

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Dec 19

ANSI A250.4-2011 Physical Endurance for Steel Doors

ANSI A250.4-2011 Physical Endurance for Steel Doors, Frames & Frame Anchors Last week I shared the cycle test portion of ANSI A250.4.  Below are the test parameters for the twist test portion. 6 Twist test The twist test is applicable in evaluating door construction only. The deterioration of the door strength during the cycle test, if …

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Dec 12

Physical Endurance for Steel Doors

ANSI A250.4-2011 Physical Endurance for Steel Doors, Frames & Frame Anchors Over 30 years ago the steel door institute created a standard to set uniform testing procedures for door, frame and hardware durability.  This standard focuses on two tests, the cycle test and the twist test. I thought it might be interesting for you to …

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Dec 03

Mesker Tech Data Manual

The NEW Mesker Technical Catalog is here!! The new tech data catalog is available for immediate download!  The manual includes each of our Mesker hollow metal doors, hollow metal frames and hollow metal assemblies. Tolerances, hardware preps, reinforcements, and a hinge installation guide are also at your fingertips.  Feel free to view information on our …

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Nov 07

Mesker’s Extended Top Hinge Reinforcement

“Have Door and Frame Field Conditions Improved Since 1996” was an article that caught my eye in the August issue of Doors & Hardware magazine. Carlos Alcantar, CFDI, the author of this article as well as an article published in the June 1996 issue titled “Door and Frame Rescue 911” asks, “What really has changed …

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Apr 05

A40 vs G60

I recently received a phone call asking me what the difference between the “A” and the “G” was when talking about hot dipped galvanized products.   And of course that spawned a quest for knowledge.  So here is what I learned about A40 vs G60 in case one day you’re asked the question. And don’t …

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Jan 17

Galvanized vs Galvanneal

Per Wikipedia – Galvannealed or galvanneal is the result from the combined process of galvanizing and annealing to produce specialized sheets of steel. The galvanization is made through the hot-dipping (Hot-dip galvanizing) process and gives a very fine greyish matte finish. Galvanneal does not flake off its galvanized coating when formed, stamped, and bent. The very fine matte finish acts like a primer, allowing paint …

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