The manufacturing design of this product comes with a channel frame utilized in external applications or in circumstances where liquid or other fluids might enter the access opening. Type J-AL H20 floor access doors have an aluminum structure, type 316 stainless steel hardware, and engineered lift support for easy one-hand action. The product has reinforcement for AASHTO H-20 wheel loading. Special sizes are available in a variety of typical single and double leaf (Type JD-AL H20) sizes which one can specify.


Standard Features and Benefits


  • Heavy-duty construction and a positive latching mechanism help to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Regular Type 316 Stainless Steel Hardware.
  • 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.
  • Exclusive 25-year warranty.
  • Constructed with corrosion-resistant materials to provide many years of trouble-free, dependable service.


Guide Specifications


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

Hardware: Type 316 stainless steel throughout.

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

Cover: diamond-pattern tread plate reinforced for H-20 wheel loading. The intended design is for installation in off-street locations without exposure to high-density, fast-moving traffic. Structural calculations are available upon request.

Latch: Type 316 stainless steel slam lock with fixed interior handle and removable exterior turn/lift handle. The latch release has a flush, gasketed, removable screw plug protection.

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

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.


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