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                      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Is there a difference in a fire rated Timely frame and a non-rated frame?
        With the exception of the fire label there is no difference. The only difference  is that we apply the required fire label.

If a customer orders a single swing labeled frame with no strike prep, what must we include and why?
        A labeled frame with no strike prep will require a TA-12 reinforcement plate. Since all labeled frames must be self-latching, the absence of a strike prep indicates the use of a rim panic device. The TA-12 is the required reinforcement for a rim panic device strike. Please also note that when a door closer is used instead of spring hinges, then a regular arm or parallel arm closer reinforcement is also required.

What is the maximum fire rating on our frame if wood casing is used?
         Our Door frame is fire rated up to 90 minutes with either steel, PVC, aluminum or wood casing. The casing material does not compromise the  fire rating except in glazed openings. On glazed openings ( sidelites, borrowed lites and transoms) only steel, PVC or aluminum casing can be use. Wood casing is not allowed.

If the wall is one hour, what label must we put on our frame?
          20 minute is typical, however, always check code requirements.

If the wall is two hour, what label must we put on our frame?
          90 minute as stated in the UBC.

Why do lighter gauge frames perform better in fire tests?
          Because of the light gauge steel, heat transference from one side of the frame  to the other is much quicker, therefore eliminating the twisting you might get  with heavier gauge frames.

Does Timely have a reference number for International Conference of Building Officials (I.C.B.O.)?
          No, Warnock Hersey (our testing people, which we are licensed under) is  listed with them, therefore the customer may call Warnock Hersey for the   number.

If a customer has a fire rated frame with steel casing installed, and wants to remove casing, clips and smash the tabs flat for wood casing, is our frame still fire rated?
         Yes, because we can label a DOOR frame with wood casing. The frame must be installed to meet all requirements.

Does Timely have an "STC" rating?
         No, but consult factory for information.

Frame Styles

Standard Frame

Standard Frame

For openings requiring a Single Swing, Pair, Transom, Sidelite or Borrowed Lite frame.

Wall sizes: 2-1/4" to 13".
Note: Mullions are limited to wall sizes from 3-1/2" to 13".

Standard Frame


Frame profile without a door stop.

With Stop and No-Stop material can both be used on the same opening. Typically this will only be seen in sidelite units. The door section will be supplied With Stop and the glazing section as No-Stop. This is accomplished by utilizing a split header.

Wall sizes: 2-1/4" to 13".
Note: Mullions are limited to wall sizes from 3-1/2" to 13".


Communicating Frame

For Openings connecting two (2) rooms, each with their own door for privacy.

Our Standard Communicating Frames are designed to utilize a 1-3/8" and a 1-3/4" door. Maximum reduction of noise traveling from room to room is best achieved by using different door thickness'.

Available on request are frames made to accommodate two 1-3/8" doors or two 1-3/4" doors.

Due to our standard of both doors hinged from the same jamb, frames requiring doors to swing from opposed jambs must be specified.

Wall sizes: 4-1/2" to 13".


Adjustable Frame

For Openings with varying wall thickness' or requiring a pre-hung assembly.

Timely offers Adjustable Frames to accommodate wall sizes from 3-3/4" to 9-1/8". This is accomplished by using 1 of 3 available closure sections with the door side of the frame. The first closure strip gives you an adjustment from 3-3/4" to 5-1/2", the second from 5-5/8" to 7-3/8" and the third from 7-1/2" to 9-1/8".

Wall sizes: 3-3/4" to 9-1/8".
Note: For use with 1-3/4" doors only.


Pocket Door Trim Kit

For openings where the door slides into the wall to gain more usable room space.

It consists of two (2) pieces of J-trim for the pocket, two (2) pieces of J-trim for the header and one (1) piece of no-stop frame for the strike side of the opening for a single opening. Pair openings are available on request.

The Pocket Door Trim Kit guarantees a consistent look with jobs using other styles of Timely Frames.

Wall sizes: 4-1/2" to 13".

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