FAQ

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General Questions?

Does CURRIES offer bituminous coating, asphalt emulsion or cold tar coatings in the bakcs of frames?

Pursuant to SDI Industry Alert document 127J-04 it is recommended that these coatings are not to be applied by the manufacturer but rather when the frame is ready to be installed.

I have products with rusting labels. What can be done to fix or replace the labels?

They can be painted or they can be replaced, but all replacements of fire labels have to be done under a field service inspection.

What are the capabilities of CURRIES 90-minute fire window frame or sidelite using pyrostop?

See the CURRIES Technical Data Manual.

Can CURRIES postive pressure fire label a frame with hospital stops that has a wood door in the opening?

Yes.  See wood door manufacturer for limitations on openings with hospital stops.

Can CURRIES fire label oversize sidelites?

A fire ‘construction’ label may be applied under certain conditions when the frame size exceeds label limitations. 

Can Arch top borrowed lights and diagonal cut borrowed lights be fire rated for 45 min?

Yes, but we can obtain these approvals only on a project by project basis at present.

Can the bottom of a frame in the field be cut off shorter and not void the label?

No modifications may be made in the field without a field inspection.

Is there a 2 Hour labeled frame for drywall walls?

CURRIES doesn’t have a frame with a 2 hour fire rating.  We have a frame with a 1-1/2 hour rating which is typically the frame that is used in a 2 hour drywall wall (verify with local jurisdiction).  

Can CURRIES label a WDEM profile frame?

Yes.

Can we put a "picture frame" (wood) around a CURRIES fire labeled frame and not void the fire label?

No wood or other materials may be applied to our frame with a label.

What is 'Noncombustible" sill?

The portion of the wall below the borrowed lite or half sidelite is considered a sill.  It is noncombustible if it is constructed of fire resistant materials (e.g. concrete or masonry block).

Where can the label be located on a transom panel?

It is located on the face of the panel.

Can a hole be filled on a labeled frame without voiding the label?

Yes, but it must be filled by welding a metal filler back into place on the frame and then only by a licensed second location fire labeling distributor.

What is the difference between bonderizing & phosphatizing?

Bonderizing is a tradename for phosphatizing.  CURRIES uses specialized equipment to apply an iron phosphatizing coating to the steel to improve paint adhesion and increase rust resistance.

What is the jamb depth range of profile MH.

Call your CURRIES Customer Service Professional or send an e-mail inquiry to curries@curries.com to obtain this information.

Can CURRIES provide cladding on a door and/or frame? Can a clad door or frame be fire labeled?

We can specially prepare a door or frame for cladding, but we do not apply cladding.  Cladding applied to fire labeled CURRIES door or frame voids the fire label.

What are all the dimensions Drafting needs to draw up a radius or curved frame?

Please call your CURRIES Customer Service Professional or e-mail curries@curries.com for these details.

Does CURRIES have products that comply with a windload impact of 130 mph?

The customer needs to supply the desired design pressure for each opening.  Our product is tested to a maximum design pressure.  The wind load is converted into a design pressure with adjustment factors for terrain, height above grade, importance factor, and opening location in the building.  These may affect the design pressure by a factor of 4. 

What is a good resource for technical description of CURRIES frames and doors (e.g. - steel specifications, physical performance, thermal properties, sound, paint, etc)?

Please refer to the Engineering Specifications Brochure that is available on line and in hard copy from CURRIES.  

Door Questions?

Does CURRIES offer bituminous coating, asphalt emulsion or cold tar coatings in the bakcs of frames?

Pursuant to SDI Industry Alert document 127J-04 it is recommended that these coatings are not to be applied by the manufacturer but rather when the frame is ready to be installed.

I have products with rusting labels. What can be done to fix or replace the labels?

They can be painted or they can be replaced, but all replacements of fire labels have to be done under a field service inspection.

What are the capabilities of CURRIES 90-minute fire window frame or sidelite using pyrostop?

See the CURRIES Technical Data Manual.

Can CURRIES postive pressure fire label a frame with hospital stops that has a wood door in the opening?

Yes.  See wood door manufacturer for limitations on openings with hospital stops.

Can CURRIES fire label oversize sidelites?

A fire ‘construction’ label may be applied under certain conditions when the frame size exceeds label limitations. 

Can Arch top borrowed lights and diagonal cut borrowed lights be fire rated for 45 min?

Yes, but we can obtain these approvals only on a project by project basis at present.

Can the bottom of a frame in the field be cut off shorter and not void the label?

No modifications may be made in the field without a field inspection.

Is there a 2 Hour labeled frame for drywall walls?

CURRIES doesn’t have a frame with a 2 hour fire rating.  We have a frame with a 1-1/2 hour rating which is typically the frame that is used in a 2 hour drywall wall (verify with local jurisdiction).  

Can CURRIES label a WDEM profile frame?

Yes.

Can we put a "picture frame" (wood) around a CURRIES fire labeled frame and not void the fire label?

No wood or other materials may be applied to our frame with a label.

What is 'Noncombustible" sill?

The portion of the wall below the borrowed lite or half sidelite is considered a sill.  It is noncombustible if it is constructed of fire resistant materials (e.g. concrete or masonry block).

Where can the label be located on a transom panel?

It is located on the face of the panel.

Can a hole be filled on a labeled frame without voiding the label?

Yes, but it must be filled by welding a metal filler back into place on the frame and then only by a licensed second location fire labeling distributor.

What is the difference between bonderizing & phosphatizing?

Bonderizing is a tradename for phosphatizing.  CURRIES uses specialized equipment to apply an iron phosphatizing coating to the steel to improve paint adhesion and increase rust resistance.

What is the jamb depth range of profile MH.

Call your CURRIES Customer Service Professional or send an e-mail inquiry to curries@curries.com to obtain this information.

Can CURRIES provide cladding on a door and/or frame? Can a clad door or frame be fire labeled?

We can specially prepare a door or frame for cladding, but we do not apply cladding.  Cladding applied to fire labeled CURRIES door or frame voids the fire label.

What are all the dimensions Drafting needs to draw up a radius or curved frame?

Please call your CURRIES Customer Service Professional or e-mail curries@curries.com for these details.

Does CURRIES have products that comply with a windload impact of 130 mph?

The customer needs to supply the desired design pressure for each opening.  Our product is tested to a maximum design pressure.  The wind load is converted into a design pressure with adjustment factors for terrain, height above grade, importance factor, and opening location in the building.  These may affect the design pressure by a factor of 4. 

What is a good resource for technical description of CURRIES frames and doors (e.g. - steel specifications, physical performance, thermal properties, sound, paint, etc)?

Please refer to the Engineering Specifications Brochure that is available on line and in hard copy from CURRIES.  

Frame Questions?

Does CURRIES offer bituminous coating, asphalt emulsion or cold tar coatings in the bakcs of frames?

Pursuant to SDI Industry Alert document 127J-04 it is recommended that these coatings are not to be applied by the manufacturer but rather when the frame is ready to be installed.

I have products with rusting labels. What can be done to fix or replace the labels?

They can be painted or they can be replaced, but all replacements of fire labels have to be done under a field service inspection.

What are the capabilities of CURRIES 90-minute fire window frame or sidelite using pyrostop?

See the CURRIES Technical Data Manual.

Can CURRIES postive pressure fire label a frame with hospital stops that has a wood door in the opening?

Yes.  See wood door manufacturer for limitations on openings with hospital stops.

Can CURRIES fire label oversize sidelites?

A fire ‘construction’ label may be applied under certain conditions when the frame size exceeds label limitations. 

Can Arch top borrowed lights and diagonal cut borrowed lights be fire rated for 45 min?

Yes, but we can obtain these approvals only on a project by project basis at present.

Can the bottom of a frame in the field be cut off shorter and not void the label?

No modifications may be made in the field without a field inspection.

Is there a 2 Hour labeled frame for drywall walls?

CURRIES doesn’t have a frame with a 2 hour fire rating.  We have a frame with a 1-1/2 hour rating which is typically the frame that is used in a 2 hour drywall wall (verify with local jurisdiction).  

Can CURRIES label a WDEM profile frame?

Yes.

Can we put a "picture frame" (wood) around a CURRIES fire labeled frame and not void the fire label?

No wood or other materials may be applied to our frame with a label.

What is 'Noncombustible" sill?

The portion of the wall below the borrowed lite or half sidelite is considered a sill.  It is noncombustible if it is constructed of fire resistant materials (e.g. concrete or masonry block).

Where can the label be located on a transom panel?

It is located on the face of the panel.

Can a hole be filled on a labeled frame without voiding the label?

Yes, but it must be filled by welding a metal filler back into place on the frame and then only by a licensed second location fire labeling distributor.

What is the difference between bonderizing & phosphatizing?

Bonderizing is a tradename for phosphatizing.  CURRIES uses specialized equipment to apply an iron phosphatizing coating to the steel to improve paint adhesion and increase rust resistance.

What is the jamb depth range of profile MH.

Call your CURRIES Customer Service Professional or send an e-mail inquiry to curries@curries.com to obtain this information.

Can CURRIES provide cladding on a door and/or frame? Can a clad door or frame be fire labeled?

We can specially prepare a door or frame for cladding, but we do not apply cladding.  Cladding applied to fire labeled CURRIES door or frame voids the fire label.

What are all the dimensions Drafting needs to draw up a radius or curved frame?

Please call your CURRIES Customer Service Professional or e-mail curries@curries.com for these details.

Does CURRIES have products that comply with a windload impact of 130 mph?

The customer needs to supply the desired design pressure for each opening.  Our product is tested to a maximum design pressure.  The wind load is converted into a design pressure with adjustment factors for terrain, height above grade, importance factor, and opening location in the building.  These may affect the design pressure by a factor of 4. 

What is a good resource for technical description of CURRIES frames and doors (e.g. - steel specifications, physical performance, thermal properties, sound, paint, etc)?

Please refer to the Engineering Specifications Brochure that is available on line and in hard copy from CURRIES.