08 33 23 Overhead Coiling Doors

08 33 23 Overhead Coiling Doors

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8.5" x 11"


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Overhead Coiling Doors

Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpec™ master specification to specify overhead coiling doors and countertop doors in steel or aluminum doors.


Doors specified in this section are fabricated from individual slats formed from steel or aluminum that interconnect to form a door curtain.


Coiling steel doors fabricated from a single sheet of steel are specified in SimpleSpecs Master Guide Specification Section 08 33 29 – Overhead Coiling Sheet Doors.


These doors do not require an overhead track; the door curtain rolls up around a head tube.


These doors may be insulated or non-insulated and manually or electrically operated.


Manually operated doors may be operated by lift handles, chain hoist, or fixed or removable crank handle.


Fire rated doors close automatically when released by a signal from the building’s fire alarms system, by fire release device, or by fusible link. These doors must be manually reset after opening.


Doors with an emergency egress feature allow building occupants to reopen the door to escape; the door then recloses automatically.



Overhead Coiling Doors



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