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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving! FedLock will be closed on November 24th and 25th for our staff to celebrate. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 28th at 6am. Have a safe, fun holiday!

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Tech Talk: Brian

November 22, 2022

Who better to ask about locks than the knowledgeable technicians who work on them every day? This month, we’re featuring Brian. He has 21 years of industry experience, starting as a technician and working his way up to General Manager. He’s a registered safe technician and certified to work on LKM and X-series locks. Q: What is your favorite […]

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Fire Code Friday: Inspection

November 18, 2022

 TGIFire Code Friday!  If the fire marshal showed up today, would your building comply with Life Safety Code (NFPA 101)? Things to look for:*floor space on both sides of opening is clear of obstructions and door can open fully and close freely.*latching/locking devices do not require keys, tools, or special knowledge.*one releasing operation per door leaf.*releasing […]

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NFPA code handbook

Preventive Maintenance

November 15, 2022

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. – Ben Franklin We couldn’t agree more and that’s why we offer preventive maintenance contracts. We are flexible to meet any door needs and customize each contract to meet the needs of your building. The most common requests we see are for perimeter doors, ADA hardware, […]

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Fire Code Friday: Delayed Egress

November 11, 2022

TGIFire Code Friday! Per NFPA 101, delayed egress locks are permitted in buildings protected by an approved fire detection or sprinkler system, IF doors unlock upon loss of power controlling the lock mechanism.

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Fire Code Friday: Pairs of Doors

November 4, 2022

Let’s look at double doors (NFPA 101 7.2.1.5.9): Where a pair of doors is required in a means of egress, each leaf shall have its own releasing device, and each device must operate independently (can’t require one device to be released before the other), except where automatic flush bolts are used.

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Fire Code Friday: Hold-Open Devices

October 28, 2022

TGIFire Code Friday 🔥! Today, let’s review NFPA 101 (7.2.1.8) which states that doors in a means of egress shall be self-closing and shall not be secured in the open position. An exception is when the hold-open device becomes self-closing upon losing power. Do you have questions about fire doors or hardware? Call us!

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Fire Code Friday: Releasing Mechanism

October 21, 2022

TGIFire Code Friday ! Today, we look at NFPA 101 (7.2.1.8) which states that doors in a means of egress shall be self-closing and shall not be secured in the open position. An exception is if the releasing mechanism is activated by approved smoke detectors installed per NFPA 72. Check back next week for additional […]

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Fire Code Friday: Continuous Hinges

October 14, 2022

TGIFire Code Friday! Per NFPA 80.6.4, continuous hinges must be within 1″ of the door height. On an existing door, this installation may require filling holes from the standard hinges but will still meet code. A continuous hinge prevents the door from sagging, which not only helps with everyday functionality, but can correct the clearance […]

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FedLock in Action: Door Replacements

October 11, 2022

Do you have doors that are beyond repair? Interior or exterior, wood or metal, standard size or custom measurements – FedLock can replace doors! We can provide fire-rated doors, doors that include a window or louver (vent), and doors prepped to work with a variety of hardware options. Both metal and wood doors are paint-ready so […]

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Two technicians installing a new door.