Why do we recommend that doors be beveled on both the hinge and strike side?
We recommend beveling on the hinge and strike side to relieve the possibility of hinge binding and to equalize the clearance on both sides of the door. The bevel should be 3 degrees on both sides and the door is prefit 3/16" less than book width (3/32" each side).
If a frame was ordered with a 4" hinge emboss, can Timely re-punch over a 4" hinge emboss to make it a 4 1/2"?
No, it would crush the frame.
If you wanted to order a 6'8 3/16" frame for stock, what handing(s) would you need to order?
Since our 6'-8 3/16" frame is totally reversible, you would not have to specify handing. It would work for a right hand, left hand, left hand reverse or right hand reverse opening. Dutch frames or frames with more than one strike are handed unless the strikes are the same and are equidistant from the mid- point (40 3/32") of the strike jamb.
What does a right hand reverse (RHR) handing mean to us?
Left hand swing.
How do you determine handing for the Timely frame?
Push the door away from you always. A door that swings to the right is a right hand and a door that swings to the left is a left hand.
What is the actual size of a 6-8 (nominal) Timely frame?
Why do we add a 3/16" clearance to our frame height?
3/16" is added to all Timely standard frame heights, 3/32" on top and 3/32" on bottom for clearance. So a book size (80", 84", 94", or 96") door could close in a standard frame. This also allows 6'8"doors to be reversible when using a standard 40" lock location. 7'0" doors can be reversible if a 42" lock location is used.
What two features make Timely jambs reversible?
Timely jambs are reversible because the hardware locations are equidistant from each end. The uprights are cut square top and bottom rather than mitered so they can be turned end for end depending on the desired door swing. Note that standard Timely hinge jambs (except dutch frames) are reversible but strike jambs are only reversible if the strike is located at the mid point location on the jamb. Strike jambs with two different strikes are not reversible unless the strikes are the same and are spaced equally in relation to the mid- point of the strike jamb.