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DW & K-Series Drywall Frames
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Steelcraft’s DW and K-Series Drywall Frames are designed for light to heavy duty applications in both commercial and institutional buildings. They can be installed in rough openings after the wall has been constructed and finished. DW-Series frames are installed in virtually all types of buildings in all interior drywall partition locations using baseboards. K-Series frames are installed in virtually all types of buildings in all interior drywall partition locations not using baseboards. To accommodate the installation of the DW and K-Series Drywall Frames on finished drywall construction, they are supplied with a KD (knock-down) corner for quick installation.
 
Features and Benefits
  • Quick and flexible installation of Steelcraft’s DW and K-Series drywall frames facilitates their installation in minutes and they can be relocated without damage to the frame.
  • Die-mitered corner connections of the DW and K-Series Drywall Frame corners lock together once the frame is installed. The tab/lock design:
    • prevents the head from rising
    • keeps the head and jamb members in alignment
    • keeps the miter tight
  • DW-Series adjustable base anchors allow for attachment directly to the wall sill runner, and facilitates installation adjustment when the floor is not level.
  • K-Series sill attachment is made through the face of the frame directly into the wall sill runner. The frame is supplied with factory countersunk holes for the screw attachment.
  • Factory prepared for field installed silencers
  • Factory applied baked-on rust inhibiting primer in accordance with ANSI A250.10-1998 (R2004)

Specifications

  • Overall frame construction for the Steelcraft DW and K-Series Drywall Frames meet and exceed the requirements of ANSI A250.8-2003 (SDI-100)
  • Hardware preparations and reinforcements are in accordance with ANSI A250.6-2003. Locations are in accordance with ANSI/DHI A115 unless otherwise stated.
  • Meets the broadest fire rating requirements
Frame Applications DW-Series
Series
Steel Thickness Wall Construction Typical Wall Anchors
DW16 16 Gage [0.053" (1.3mm)] Drywall Partitions with Wood or Steel Stud Compression jamb anchor(s) with adjustable Base Anchor Systems
DW14 14 Gage [0.067" (1.7mm)]

Frame Applications K-Series

Series
Steel Thickness Wall Construction Typical Wall Anchors
K16 16 Gage [0.053" (1.3mm)] Drywall Partitions with Wood or Steel Stud Compression jamb anchor(s) with factory countersunk holes for screw attachment directly to the wall sill runner
K14 14 Gage [0.067" (1.7mm)]

Frame Sizing Options DW-Series

Series Maximum Opening Size Jamb Depth Availability (profile) Standard Profile Dimensions (Variations Available) Corners
Single Pair Single Rabbet Double Rabbet Face Stop Returns Standard
Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
DW16 4'0" x 9'0"
1219mm x 2743mm
8'0" x 9'0"
2439mm x 2743mm
3 1/4" (83mm) 4 3/8" (111mm) 4 1/2" (114mm) 14 3/4" (375mm) 2" (51mm) 5/8" (16mm) 1/2" (13mm) Die Mitered (Wedge lock corner with interlocking soffit tab)
DW14

Frame Sizing Options K-Series

Series Maximum Opening Size Jamb Depth Availability (profile) Standard Profile Dimensions (Variations Available) Corners
Single Pair Single Rabbet Double Rabbet Face Stop Returns Standard
Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
K16 4'0" x 9'0"
1219mm x 2743mm
8'0" x 9'0"
2439mm x 2743mm
3 1/4" (83mm) 4 3/8" (111mm) 4 1/2" (114mm) 14 3/4" (375mm) 2" (51mm) 5/8" (16mm) 1/2" (13mm) Die Mitered (Wedge lock corner with interlocking soffit tab)
K14

Frame Options DW-Series

Series Frame Profile Corner Connections 4" (102mm) Heads
KD (Knock-Down) SUA (Set-Up & Weld)
Single Rabbet Double Rabbet Single Rabbet Double Rabbet Single Rabbet Double Rabbet
DW16 Typically for walls less than 3 3/4" (95mm) thick. Minimum wall thickness =2" (51mm). Typically for walls less than 3 3/4" (95mm) thickness or greater Factory Die-Mitered, Soffit Tab included. Corner clip assembly screws required on labeled frames. N/A N/A Die-mitered for use with 2" (51mm) face double rabbet jambs. Corner Clip assembly screws required
DW14

Frame Options K-Series

Series Frame Profile Corner Connections 4" (102mm) Heads
KD (Knock-Down) SUA (Set-Up & Weld)
Single Rabbet Double Rabbet Single Rabbet Double Rabbet Single Rabbet Double Rabbet
K16 Typically for walls less than 3 3/4" (95mm) thick. Minimum wall thickness =2" (51mm). Typically for walls less than 3 3/4" (95mm) thickness or greater Factory Die-Mitered, Soffit Tab included. Corner clip assembly screws required on labeled frames. N/A N/A Die-mitered for use with 2" (51mm) face double rabbet jambs. Corner Clip assembly screws required
K14

Framing Applications DW-Series

Series Steel Type Building Type Opening Usage Frequency KD Corner SUA Corner Applications
DW16 Non-Galvannealed Institutional and Commercial Interior Heavy to Extra Heavy Duty X N/A Typical interior building conditions with base boards
Galvannealed
DW14 Non-Galvannealed Institutional and Commercial Extra Heavy to Maximum Duty X N/A
Galvannealed

Framing Applications K-Series

Series Steel Type Building Type Opening Usage Frequency KD Corner SUA Corner Applications
K16 Non-Galvannealed Institutional and Commercial Interior Heavy to Extra Heavy Duty X N/A Typical interior building conditions where base boards are not being used
Galvannealed
K14 Non-Galvannealed Institutional and Commercial Extra Heavy to Maximum Duty X N/A
Galvannealed