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F-Series
F-Series 3 Sided Flush Frames are designed to meet requirements for light to maximum duty applications in both commercial and institutional buildings. They are installed in both interior and exterior locations, and in virtually all types of buildings and wall constructions. These frames are to be installed as part of the wall framing sequence. They can be specified and supplied as KD (knock-down) for field assembly prior to installation or welded for installation as a complete unit.
 
FN-Series
FN-Series 3 Sided Flush Narrow 1” (25mm) Face Frames are designed to meet requirements for light to extra heavy duty applications in both commercial and institutional buildings where a slim face profile is required. They are installed in both interior and exterior locations, and in virtually all types of buildings and wall constructions. These frames are to be installed as part of the wall framing sequence. They can be specified and supplied as KD (knock-down) for field assembly prior to installation or welded for installation as a complete unit.
 
Features and Benefits
  • FN-Series: Narrow 1” (25mm) face provides a very slim appearance to the door opening
  • 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.
  • Patented universal hinge preparations allow for easy field conversion from standard weight .134” (3.3mm) thick hinges to heavy weight .180” (4.7mm) hinges
  • F-Series: Adjustable base anchors allow for installation adjustment when the floor is not level
  • 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 meets 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 F-Series
Profile Steel Thickness Wall Construction Typical Wall Anchors
F16 16 Gage [0.053" (1.3mm)] Wood or Steel Stud Lock-in Stud Anchor
Masonry Wire Masonry
Existing Masonry Bolted Through Soffit
F14 14 Gage [0.067" (1.7mm)] Wood or Steel Stud Lock-in Stud Anchor
Masonry Wire Masonry
Existing Masonry Bolted Through Soffit
F12 12 Gage [0.093" (2.3mm)] Wood or Steel Stud Welded Stud Anchors
Masonry Wire Masonry
Existing Masonry Bolted Through Soffit
Frame Applications FN-Series
 
Profile Steel Thickness Wall Construction Typical Wall Anchors
FN16 16 Gage [0.053" (1.3mm)] Wood or Steel Stud Lock-in Stud Anchor
Masonry Wire Masonry
Existing Masonry Bolted Through Soffit
FN14 14 Gage [0.067" (1.7mm)] Wood or Steel Stud Lock-in Stud Anchor
Masonry Wire Masonry
Existing Masonry Bolted Through Soffit
Frame Sizing Options F-Series
 
Series Maximum Opening Size Jamb Depth Availability (profile) Standard Profile Dimensions (Variations Available) Corners
Single Pair Single Rabbet Double Rabbet Face Stop  Returns
Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Standard
F16 5'0" x 11'0" 10'0" x 11'0" 3" (76mm) 20" (508mm) 4 3/4" (121mm) 20" (508mm) 2" (50mm) 5/8" (16mm) 1/2" (13mm) Die Mitered with 4 concealed tabs interlocking head and jambs
F14 1524mm x 3353mm 3048mm x 3353mm
F12 4'0" x 8'0" 8'0" x 8'0" N/A N/A 4 3/4" (121mm) 14 3/4" (375mm) 2" (50mm) 3/4" (19mm) 1/2" (13mm) Square cut for welded comers
1219mm x 2438mm 2438mm x 2438mm
Frame Sizing Options FN-Series
 
Series Maximum Opening Size Jamb Depth Availability (profile) Standard Profile Dimensions (Variations Available) Corners
Single Pair Single Rabbet Double Rabbet Face Stop  Returns
Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Standard
FN16 4'0" x 8'0" 8'0" x 8'0" N/A N/A 4 3/4" (121mm) 20" (508mm) 1" (25mm) 5/8" (16mm) 1/2" (13mm) Die Mitered with 4 concealed tabs interlocking head and jambs
1219mm x 2438mm 2438mm x 2438mm
FN14 4'0" x 8'0" 8'0" x 8'0"
1219mm x 2438mm 2438mm x 2438mm
Frame Options F-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
F16 Typically for walls less than 3 3/4" (95mm) thick. Minimum walls thickness 2" (51mm) Typically for walls 3 3/4" (95mm) thickness or greater 3 interlocking corner tabs per factory die-miter. See the KD corner detail. 4 interlocking corner tabs per factory die-miter. See the KD corner detail. Available when specified, and in accordance with ANSI A250.8-2003 (SDI 100) Die-mitered for use with 2" (51mm) face double rabbet jambs. Available when specified for KD or SUA applications
F14
F12 N/A N/A N/A Standard Saw Cut and in accordance with ANSI A250.8-2003 (SDI 1000) For use with 2" (51mm) face double rabbet jambs
Frame Options FN-Series
 
Series Frame Profile Corner Connections
KD (Knock-Down) SUA (Set-Up & Weld)
Single Rabbet Double Rabbet Single Rabbet Double Rabbet Single Rabbet Double Rabbet
FN16 N/A Typically for walls 3 3/4" (95mm) thickness or greater N/A 4 interlocking corner tabs per factory die-miter. See the KD corner detail. N/A Available when specified, and in accordance with ANSI A250.8-2003 (SDI 100)
FN14
Framing Applications F-Series
 
Series Steel Type Building Type Opening Usage Frequency KD Corner SUA Corner Applications
F16 Non-Galvannealed Institutional and Commercial Interior Heavy to Extra Heavy Duty X X Typical Building Conditions
Galvannealed Mainly Exterior High Humidity and/or Weather Exposure
F14 Non-Galvannealed Institutional and Commercial Interior Extra Heavy to Maximum Duty X X Typical Building Conditions
Galvannealed Mainly Exterior High Humidity and/or Weather Exposure
F12 Galvannealed Institutional and Commercial Interior or Exterior Maximum Duty N/A X Maximum Traffic Building Conditions
High Humidity and/or Weather Exposure
Framing Applications FN-Series
 
Series Steel Type Building Type Opening Usage Frequency KD Corner SUA Corner Applications
FN16 Non-Galvannealed Institutional and Commercial Interior Heavy to Extra Heavy Duty X X Typical Building Conditions
Galvannealed Mainly Exterior High Humidity and/or Weather Exposure
FN14 Non-Galvannealed Institutional and Commercial Interior Extra Heavy to Maximum Duty X X Typical Building Conditions
Galvannealed Mainly Exterior High Humidity and/or Weather Exposure