Installing Dorgard takes only a few minutes. It is completely wire free and battery operated.
Firstly open the top compartment of Dorgard using a screwdriver and install the batteries. The 2 C sized batteries supplied should last for at least 12 months.
It is recommended that fire doors are closed at night; therefore Dorgard has an automatic night-time release facility. To enable this select the night time dip switches on the back of the unit. Also note the serial number in the Maintenance Record, supplied in the Fitting & Operating guide.
With the door closed, position the fitting template provided against the door on the side that shuts against the frame. Mark the holes for fixing through the fitting template.
Fix Dorgard to the fire door using the four screws supplied. The correct position is when, with the plunger fully retracted, the door can swing free and with the Dorgard plunger depressed, contact with the floor or floorplate holds the door open.
Twelve hours after install and every 7 days after this point, Dorgard will self-test. Should Dorgard detect an internal fault it will sound a warning tone and fail-to-safe, closing the door.
Next fix the floorplate in a position that is in line with Dorgard.
Before drilling holes or fastening screws, check the location of water pipes, electrical points and gas pipes.
Open the fire door to the desired position, stand sideways to the fire door and press down on the plunger to hold the fire door open. To release the door, kick the black knob.
Test your fire alarm to ensure that Dorgard releases the door. Finally, fix the fire door sticker.
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