Top 4 Door Gauges to Save you Time and Money

#1 on the list is the Door Gap Gauge.

The door gap gauge was designed as a multi-use door inspection tool to facilitate quick and accurate door inspections. It is an Easy to Use, Pocket-Sized Tool that fits on almost any keychain that way you have it when you need it.  Also doubling as a beer bottle opener and a 3” tape measure.  People report that the possibilities are endless, checking margins on fire-rated door assemblies, verifying metal stud or firestopping thicknesses or even gaps for toilet partitions.  Possibilities are endless with the Door Gap Gauge. Get yours today.  Some of the biggest names in construction and facilities maintenance from Health Care, Education, and Aviation now carry and use the #1 Door Gap Gauge.

If you need more than one, you can save money by buying door gap gauge packages.

#2 on the list is the Push-Pull Door Guage.

The Push-Pull Door Gauge has a Push-Pull capability with a range from 0-35 Pounds

The Door Pressure Gauge Push-Pull is an instrument design specifically to measure force. This instrument is capable of measuring the entire range of forces found in servicing interior and exterior doors.

Operating Instructions
Set the top (small) o-ring located on the plunger rod on zero, down against the instrument’s flange; or set the o-ring on the desired force. Holding the instrument firmly, press slowly against the door at a point approximately handle-high, and 30 inches away from the door’s hinges. Read the amount of force required to open the door on the plunger scale closest to the bottom of the small o-ring. Meet ADA Requirements
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that both interior and exterior doors of a building be handicapped accessible.

Multi-use Tool

The push-pull door gauge can also be deemed as a multi-use tool as many fishermen have a second one in their tackle box for when they catch the big one. Get yours today.

If you need more than one, you can save money by buying push-pull door gauge packages.

#3 on the list is the Door Pressure Guage.

Our Door Pressure Gauge shows the amount of force (pounds or kilograms) required to open doors so you can determine if the door meets A.D.A. regulations. An absolutely vital tool if working on doors in facilities requiring full access to disabled persons. It can also be used to determine the amount of rolling force required to open or close patio doors. The gauge measures a range from 0 to 35 lbs. (0 to 15.9 kg).

Take the GUESSWORK out of determining how much force is required to open commercial doors! KNOW the EXACT amount by using the Door Pressure Gauge (0 – 35 lb Force Range)

#4 on the list is the Door Speed Test.

The Door Speed Test Gauge is a downloadable PDF that you can print on your own printer that you lay under the door and test the door closing speed and make sure that your door is not closing too fast and out of compliance.

Check out all the different Door Gauges we have.

NFPA 80 helps to ensure FIRE DOOR complaince.

Building owners and maintenance crews often consider a fire door compliant if it simply closes and latches shut. But a latched door is not always compliant. Upon inspection, these doors often don’t meet NFPA 80 standard requirements.

The standard for fire door safety is NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Openings Protectives is the most current national standard. This latest edition continues to mandate annual inspections to meet local building, fire or life safety codes. NFPA 80 compliance is required for accreditation by The Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and to receive Medicare reimbursement. Many insurance companies also require NFPA 80 compliance before they underwrite commercial buildings.


Safeguard openings in rated walls, floors, and ceilings against the spread of fire and smoke using the latest requirements in NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives.

In a fire event, NFPA 80 compliance can make all the difference in occupant life safety and property protection. That’s why NFPA 80 is referenced by NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, model building codes, and fDo you know why you need a door gauge?ire codes nationwide and around the globe. Proper installation of openings in fire-rated assemblies is critical — and fire doors and fire windows are required to be inspected and tested annually to ensure they remain in proper working condition and can help confine a fire should one occur.

If you’re responsible for building fire safety, there’s no substitute for the latest edition of the standard.


NFPA 80’s provisions help you ensure proper installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire door assemblies, fire window assemblies, fire dampers, fabric fire safety curtains, and fire protective curtain assemblies. When changes occur, everyone needs to know — from manufacturers to designers, engineers, contractors, AHJs, fire door inspectors, and building owners. In the 2019 edition:


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