Jul
20

Thanks to smartphones and tablets, videos have become the primary message sender for information.  You can learn how to do almost anything with online videos.  I recently searched YouTube to install a new ceiling fan, check the fuses in my car, and even make a breakfast casserole for my family.  The Steel Door Institute (SDI) …

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Oct
28

Hello and welcome to our Halloween edition of Dave’s Door Blog.

Most of the people I know in the door and hardware industry are strong-willed and are rarely scared of anything. But one simple term used in wood door specifications will strike fear in the most seasoned door person. NATURAL BIRCH! Those two simple words …

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Sep
7

In future installments on this blog, I will be talking about troubleshooting doors and frames. Common problems associated with door openings require shims to be installed in the correct place to solve the issue.

This video will cover the basics of shimming a door and the effect it has on the opening.   Future articles …

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Aug
13

With the severe tornadoes experienced throughout the Midwest and Southeastern parts of the United States in the last few years, there has been much focus on tornado shelters.  The doors, frames and hardware supplied for public buildings are required to be tested and certified as a tornado shelter opening under the ICC 500 guidelines.  No …

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Jul
17

The unique design of the Maiman Thermal Fused door has raised many concerns about the strength of the hinge dowels.  The hinge does have to hold up the entire weight of the door.  This dowel design has been tested to the WDMA’s TM-8 test.  This test is designed to check the strength of an attached …

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