The manufacturing process of this product comes with a channel frame for use in external applications or in circumstances where moisture or other liquids might enter the access opening. The Type J-AL floor access doors also have an aluminum structure, type 316 stainless steel hardware, and engineered lift support for convenient one-hand operation. You can request special sizes to fulfill particular access requirements and are available in various typical single leaf and double leaf (Type JD-AL) sizes.


Standard Benefits and Features


  • Exclusive 25-year warranty.
  • Standard Type 316 Stainless Steel Hardware.
  • Constructed with corrosion-resistant materials to provide many years of trouble-free, dependable service.
  • Engineered with lift assistance for smooth, easy one-hand door operation, regardless of size.
  • An automatic hold-open arm locks the cover in the open position to ensure safe egress.
  • Heavy-duty construction and a positive latching mechanism help to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Available in many standard and special sizes to satisfy any requirement.


Guide Specifications


Material: 1/4" (6mm) aluminum cover and extruded aluminum frame.

Latch: Type 316 stainless steel slam lock with fixed interior handle and removable exterior turn/lift handle. Protecting the Latch release is a flush, gasketed, removable screw plug.

Cover: Diamond-pattern tread plate reinforced for 300 psf (1464 kg/m2) live load.

Hinges: The material is heavy forged Type 316 stainless steel hinges with 1/4" (6 mm) type 316 stainless steel hinge pins.

Frame: Extruded aluminum channel frame with bend-down anchor tabs around the perimeter. A 1-1/2" (38mm) drain coupling is welded under the structure to connect the pipe to a dry well or disposal system.

Lift Assistance: Compression spring operators enclosed in telescopic tubes. An automatic hold-open arm with a release handle automatically locks cover(s) in the open position.

Finish: Mill Finish aluminum with a bituminous coating applied to the exterior of the frame.

Hardware: Type 316 stainless steel throughout.


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