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I have been asked to build an entry door for a customer in FL. I was curious what constitutes an impact door. I know that they need 3 point locks, what else? Thanks in advance
1/ if u have to ask dont quote it
2 1/4 inch thick
Solid 1 3/4 jambs anchored to buck and concrete every 12 inches with tapcons
7/16 +impact glass
Tested by lab with 2x4 cannon impact test
Approved engineers deawings
Some entries need 5 point locking system
Typical doors can be 400 +lbs so need commercial grade closers
Heavy duty hinges like 5 each 3/16 nickle chromed bronze hinges with bearings at the knuckles
If you sell doors subject to Coastal storms., They have to go thru rigorous tests, and you provide the doors and pay for the staff to test them.
I'll bet lunch at a nice place that the customer is hoping to end run around the regulations and save money by getting a novice to build a door.
I have built over 75 custom doors, just never an impact door. My customer wants drawings to submit for an engineers stamp. The door I was planning on building would be 2 1/4" thick with stave cores, double
The arrogance and hubris that comes across from your posts David is starting to really wear on me. You are a great builder no doubt, but really you need to check your ego. And it sounds like you owe Mr. Whaley lunch at some nice place?
Ben, If you search around the Dade county gov site there are great shop drawings for companies that have tested impact doors.
Miami-Dade Impact Door Testing