How to Install a Rim Panic Bar
How to Install a Rim Panic Bar
If you are looking for a way to ensure the safety of your employees and customers in the event of an emergency, installing a rim panic bar is an excellent solution. Rim panic bars are a type of panic hardware that allow doors to be quickly and easily opened from the inside with just a push. They are commonly used on commercial doors in high-traffic areas, such as schools, hospitals, and office buildings.At Automatic Door and Hardware, we specialize in the manufacture of commercial doors and hardware, including rim panic bars. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of installing a rim panic bar on a commercial door.
Step 1: Gather the Necessary Tools and Materials
Before you begin the installation process, you will need to gather the following tools and materials:
- Rim panic bar
- Panic bar mounting brackets
- Screws and anchors
- Electric drill with drill bits
- Measuring tape
- Pencil or marker
Step 2: Measure the Door
The first step in the installation process is to measure the width of the door to ensure that the rim panic bar will fit properly. Use a measuring tape to measure the width of the door, then compare it to the width of the rim panic bar. If the rim panic bar is too long, you will need to cut it down to size using a hacksaw.
Step 3: Mark the Door
Next, you will need to mark the door where the panic bar will be installed. Place the rim panic bar against the door and use a pencil or marker to mark the location of the mounting brackets. Make sure that the panic bar is level before marking the door.Step 4: Install the Panic Bar Mounting Bracket
Using an electric drill, drill holes where you marked the door for the mounting brackets. Insert anchors into the holes, then attach the mounting brackets to the door using screws.
Step 5: Attach the Panic Bar to the Mounting Brackets
Once the mounting brackets are installed, you can attach the rim panic bar to the brackets. Line up the holes in the panic bar with the holes in the mounting brackets, then secure the panic bar to the brackets using screws.
Step 6: Test the Panic Bar
After the panic bar is installed, it is important to test it to ensure that it is functioning properly. Push the panic bar to open the door from the inside. The door should open easily and smoothly.
Installing a rim panic bar is an important safety measure for any commercial building. By following these simple steps, you can install a rim panic bar on a commercial door quickly and easily. If you have any questions about the installation process or need assistance with your order, feel free to contact Automatic Door and Hardware for assistance. We are committed to providing high-quality commercial doors and hardware to our customers.
Commercial door panic bars and exit device hardware are available at www.autodoorandhardware.com.
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