Exit Devices FAQs

Exit Devices

Can I switch my classroom trim to a storeroom trim?

Yes, we offer locking slide kits (Part # 97-0355 or 97-0356) which allow you to change from a classroom (13 or 43) to a storeroom (06 or 46) and vice versa.

Classroom (13) Function - 607-1

Storeroom (06) Function - 607-2

Classroom Freewheeling (43) - 607-3

Storeroom Freewheeling (46) - 607-4

Am I able to add electric latch retraction (56-) to my existing 80 Series exit device?

Yes, if your device was manufactured after 1995 and does not already have an existing alarm, delayed egress, 855 Kit, or FEMA rating, it can be added.

The retrofit kits that are offered are R56A (for devices manufactured between 1995-2006) and M56A (for devices manufactured after 2007).

Is the 80 Series, 8810 function, able to accept a trim after installed?

Yes, the 80 Series, 8810 function, comes prepped with the cylinder and spindle hubs to accept trim later if desired.

If I have a 2-1/4” thick door, but ordered my trim for standard 1-3/4”, do I need to purchase an entire new trim?

No, a new trim is not needed. We offer a variety of spindle kits for each device that can accommodate 1-3/4”, 2”, or 2-1/4” thick doors. Please visit page 74 in our 80 Series catalogs for details on these spindle kits.

My door has an inside panel (cladding), when I order a concealed vertical rod exit device do I need to add panel dimensions to door thickness?

Our 80 Series exit device can only accommodate cladding for doors with 1-3/4” thickness, and panels of ¼” or ½”.  Specify 31- AND panel thickness on the order.  Do not combine dimensions.