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FE-Series
The FE-Series Double Egress Frames are designed to meet requirements for heavy to extra heavy duty applications in both commercial and institutional buildings. They are installed in both interior locations, and in virtually all types of buildings and wall constructions. These frames can be specified and supplied as KD (knock-down) for field assembly prior to installation or welded for installation as a complete unit.
 
If clear opening width for cross corridor applications is critical, refer to the DE-Series frame.
 
DE-Series
The DE-Series Double Egress Frames meet all the design parameters of conventional double egress frames and is specified when cross corridor openings have the additional requirements of maximized clear opening width. The unique design of the DE-Series frame allows for the use of swing clear hinges. This must be considered if your local building code has a minimum clear opening width requirement.
 
Features and Benefits
  • FE-Series: Die-mitered corner connections Die-mitered corner connection at the head and jamb insure an attractive, tight and closed mitered connection. The miter includes 4 corner tabs designed with concealed connection eliminating the need for continuous profile welding.
  • DE-Series: Die-mitered corner connection insures tight fit and assembly. Frame must be welded by prior to installation
  • Patented universal hinge preparations allow for easy field conversion from standard weight .134” (3.3mm) thick hinges to heavy weight .180” (4.7mm) hinges
  • Factory prepared for field installed silencers
  • Factory applied baked on rust inhibiting primer in accordance with ANSI A250.10-1998 (R2004)
  • DE-Series: Unique design to meet clear width corridor applications

Specifications

  • Overall Double Egress Frames meet and exceed the requirements of ANSI A250.8-2003 (commonly referred to as 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.
  • Meet the broadest fire rating requirements
Frame Applications FE-Series
Profile Steel Thickness Wall Construction Typical Wall Anchors
FE16 16 Gage [0.053" (1.3mm)] Wood or Steel Stud Weld-in Stud Anchor
Masonry Wire Masonry
Existing Masonry Bolted Through Door Rabbet
FE14 14 Gage [0.067" (1.7mm)] Wood or Steel Stud Weld-in Stud Anchor
Masonry Wire Masonry
Existing Masonry Bolted Through Door Rabbet

Frame Applications DE-Series

Profile Steel Thickness Wall Construction Typical Wall Anchors
DE16 16 Gage [0.053" (1.3mm)] Wood or Steel Stud Weld-in Stud Anchor
Masonry Wire Masonry
Existing Masonry Bolted Through Soffit
DE14 14 Gage [0.067" (1.7mm)] Wood or Steel Stud Weld-in Stud Anchor
Masonry Wire Masonry
Existing Masonry Bolted Through Soffit

Frame Sizing Options FE-Series

Series Maximum Opening Size Jamb Depth Availability (profile) Standard Profile Dimensions (Variations Available) Corners
Pair 3 Step Jambs x 2 Step Heads Face Stop  Returns
Minimum Maximum Standard
FE16 8'0" x 10'0"
2438mm x 3048mm
4 3/4" (121mm) Non-Label
5 3/4" (146mm) Labeled
14" (356mm) 1 3/8" (35mm) on Narrow Side
2 5/8" (67mm) on Wide Side
5/8" (16mm) 1/2" (13mm) Die Mitered with 4 concealed tabs interlocking head and jambs
FE14

Frame Sizing Options DE-Series

Series Maximum Opening Size Jamb Depth Availability (profile) Standard Profile Dimensions (Variations Available) Corners
Pair 3 Step Jambs x 2 Step Heads Face Stop  Returns
Minimum Maximum Standard
DE16 8'0" x 10'0"
2438mm x 3048mm
4 3/4" (121mm) Non-Label
5 3/4" (146mm) Labeled
14" (356mm) 2" (50mm) on Narrow Side
2 5/8" (67mm) on Wide Side
5/8" (16mm) 1/2" (13mm) Must be welded prior to installation
DE14

Frame Options FE-Series

Series Frame Profile Corner Connections 4" (102mm) Heads
KD (Knock-Down) SUA (Set-Up & Weld)
FE16/DE16 Typically for walls 3 3/4" (95mm) thickness or greater Not available for KD Installation. Die-mitered corners, must be welded by distrubtor prior to installation Available ffrom Steelcraft when specified in accordance with ANSI A250.8-2003 (SDI100) Available when specified. Must be welded prior to installation
FE16/DE16

Framing Applications FE-Series

Series Steel Type Building Type Usage Frequency KD Corner SUA Corner Applications
FE16 Non-Galvannealed Institutional and Commercial Heavy to Extra Heavy Duty X X Typical Building Conditions
Galvannealed High Humidity and/or Weather Exposure
FE14 Non-Galvannealed Institutional and Commercial Extra Heavy to Maximum Duty X X Typical Building Conditions
Galvannealed High Humidity and/or Weather Exposure

Framing Applications DE-Series

Series Steel Type Building Type Usage Frequency KD Corner SUA Corner Applications
DE16 Non-Galvannealed Institutional and Commercial Heavy to Extra Heavy Duty N/A X Typical Building Conditions
Galvannealed High Humidity and/or Weather Exposure
DE16 Non-Galvannealed Institutional and Commercial Extra Heavy to Maximum Duty N/A X Typical Building Conditions
Galvannealed High Humidity and/or Weather Exposure