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1

What is the most effective kind of door opening for thermal and acoustical control?

A swinging door… Which is also the most common type

2

What kind of door has a little window at the top?

A sash

3

What is a solid core door made of?

Two rails and two stiles framing and inner core of wooden blocks glued together. All this below crossbanding and a face panel.

4

What gauge steel are steel doors usually made out of?

14 to 20 gauge cold rolled steel, or sometime stainless steel

5

The bottom portion of the door can be called a threshold or what two other terms?

A sill or a saddle

6

Why are aluminum doors not used as fire doors?

Low melting point... Oh some aluminum fire doors have a fireproof core

7

Maximum fire door size

4' x 10'

8

What are glass doors made out of?

One half or three-quarter inch thick transparent or obscured tempered glass

9

A fire door labeled A has a fire rating of how many hours? And how much glazing is permitted? Where?

Three hours, no glazing

Firewalls separating buildings or fire areas with in a building

10

A fire door labeled B has a fire rating of how many hours? And how much glazing is permitted? Where?

1.5 hours, 100 in.² of glazing

Vertical and closures, fire stairs and elevators

11

A fire door labeled C has a fire rating of how many hours? And how much glazing is permitted? Where?

3/4 hr, 1296 in.² of glazing

Corridors and partitions

12

A fire door labeled D has a fire rating of how many hours? And how much glazing is permitted? Where?

1.5 hr, no glazing

Exterior walls, severe fire exposure

13

A fire door labeled E has a fire rating of how many hours? And how much glazing is permitted? Where?

3/4 hr, 720 in.² of glazing

Exterior walls, moderate fire exposure

14

Doorknobs are about __ inches from the floor

38

15

Door poles and panic bolts are about __ inches from the floor

42

16

Why would the pin within the hinge not be removable?

In security situations

17

When a bolt is used in conjunction with a latch it is called a…

Lock

18

Which locks are the most popular, inexpensive, and easy to install?

Cylinder locks

19

What shape are rim locks? Where are they mounted?

Square or rectangular, mounted on the interior surface of the door

20

What shape are mortise locks? Where are they mounted?

Square or rectangular, in a cavity within the door

21

Where are unit locks installed?

They fit into a through-door cut out and are therefore installed quickly and easily

22

What are escutcheons?

Decorative plates to cover the locking mechanism

23

What is BHMA 600?

Steel primed for painting

24

What is BHMA 630?

Satin stainless steel

25

Two types of weatherstripping

Friction devices or interlocking devices

26

The four basic window types

Residential, commercial, industrial, and monumental

27

All the materials you can make windows from

Straight grain wood treated with preservative paint or clad with vinyl

-or-

Extruded or rolled metal sections such as aluminum, steel, stainless steel, and bronze

28

Common window woods

Pondarosa pine, white pine, Sugar pine, Fir, redwood, Cedar, and Cypress

29

What kind of finishes protect an aluminum window from oxidation?

Baked enamel or plastic

30

And Austral window combines a...

Hopper down below and awning up above

31

Steel window frames become corrosion resistant with what finishes?

Factory applied baked enamel finish or a plastic finish

32

How come operating closers, fasteners, and anchors on stainless steel windows must be compatible?

So that no galvanic action can occur

33

Advantages of the storefront system

Integration and standardization of elements

34

The definition of curtainwall

Exterior wall that supports no wait other than its own, functioning solely as an enclosing skin

35

What is the most popular kind of skylight?

Pre-fabricated stock units, glazed with acrylic

36

How do you make float glass?

Poor molten glass onto the surface of molten tin, producing a glass but it's perfectly flat and brilliantly clear

37

How much stronger is tempered glass than plate glass?

3-5 times stronger... But it cannot be cut, drilled, or otherwise altered after manufacture

38

What is actinic glass?

Heat-Absorbing glass... Tinted to absorb a high degree of solar radiation, thus transmitting less solar heat and glare into a building

39

Two types of laminated glass

Safety glass, used in automobiles and skylights, and bulletproof glass, with four or more layers of glass laminated to three or more layers of plastic, used in banks and prisons

40

Which kind of glass is best for fire resistance?

Wired glass

41

Which usually costs more, plastic or glass?

Plastic!

42

A wood stop or face putty do what? What does a similar thing on an aluminum frame?

These are two ways to finish and closing the window within the rabbeted frame. For an aluminum frame you may have a snap-on bead.