The 4200FR Panic Exit Bar by Sentry Safety meets a 3-hour fire resistance test to assure its performance in a variety of situations. The 4200FR series also meets the ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 Panic Exit Hardware high-quality standards. This means that this model meets precisely defined criteria concerning performance characteristics, physical properties, test values, safety criteria, etc. Product grades are defined according to performance in each ANSI/BHMA standard, with Grade 1 being the highest grade. So, not only does this series meet high safety standards, but it also meets high-quality standards, ensuring that the device will function properly time after time.
Trimming the panic bar to size:
The bar comes 40" in total length. The bar does not have to span the entire door if the door is a flat surface so the door can be longer than 40". If the bar needs to be shortened this is easily done. The part of the panic exit bar that is past the alarm key is hollow tubing. Simply cut the hollow tubing to the length needed and put the cap on the end of the bar. This panic bar can be cut down to 30".
Changing from right or left hand mounting:
To switch mount remove the top part of the bar by removing the four screws. Unscrew the flathead screw that is below the spring to disengage the top piece from the panic bar. Loosen the screw the spring is attached to and remove the spring. Engage the spring to the opposite screw, tighten and attach to the opposite hole. Screw the flathead screw on the opposite side to reengage the top piece to the panic bar.
Latching and mounting:
This panic bar is surface mounted. The panic bar will be placed on the rear face of the door. The strike goes on the door frame behind the door, not on the inside of the frame where you may have previously had a handle. If the door has a handle that will need to be removed. Caps are available for the hole left behind after the handle is removed. Door jamb brackets are also available to cover where the old handle latched to the frame. Mounting bolts are provided however depending on the material of the door you may switch to the same diameter in wood screws, self-tapping metal screws, or for added strength - sex bolts. (Sex bolts have a female side on the outside of the door and a male side on the inside of the door and then they join in the middle of the door. Since both faces of the door are used for securing the bar it makes for a secure hold.)
Optional products associated with this bar (purchased separately):
4000FR Series Panic Exit Bar. The 4200FR series panic bar can be used in unison with the 4000FR series panic bar in dual doors. The 4200FR series top and the bottom latch will lock one of the doors closed to the frame and the 4000FR series bar would lock the second door to the first door. This is preferable when dual doors overlap. If your dual doors overlap, using a 4000FR Series Panic Exit Bar will allow you to open both doors when pressing the 4200FR series push bar.
Outside door handle with key release. If you need access from outside you must buy this accessory or the door will only be able to be opened from the inside using the panic bar. The handle is key lockable. The key is a non-momentary release if you unlock the door on the outside to operate the handle you must then relock the door for the handle to not open the door. Some keys you can turn and they are spring-loaded to return to locked position however this is not one of them. The key will not disengage the panic bar, only engage or disengage the handle, which then the handle disengages the panic bar. The keyed lever handle is available in keyed alike. Please note that if the alarm is active the lever handle will trigger the alarm if opened.