Frequently Asked Questions

Door Guide Kits

What is included in a Door Guide Kit?
Nylube's Door Guide Kits come with an angle bracket (DW for doors 1" or less, DL for doors 1" to 1 1/4"), a nylon gib or guide, three barrel nuts and sem screws, and three tapping screws to attach to the door. We strongly recommend using all three sets of fasteners on the gib for maximum strength.

When should I use a Roller Door Guide Kit?
Sometimes pressurized lobbies or hallways can make regular sliding gibs or guides hang up in the sill slot. In those situations, Roller Door Guide Kits may make more sense. Please see Service Bulletin #27 for more information.

Why does Nylube use three sets of fasteners when all your competitors use two?
Nylube takes elevator door safety very seriously. The general public seems to have an exaggerated belief in the strength of outer elevator doors. Serious injury accidents have occurred where door guides were installed without all the included hardware. The elevator code has been substantially beefed up in the area of elevator door strength recently, and Nylube is proud to say that our original design meets the beefed up code requirements without needing to be redesigned.

What is a "secondary retaining device" or "fire tab"?
The elevator code committee was asked for clarification on its requirement for a secondary retaining device in addition to the door guide kit. They stated that a second door guide kit did not meet the requirement. So a new product was developed called a fire tab. These are available in different offsets and steel thicknesses to meet local codes and specific circumstances.

What if my door is thicker than 1 1/4"?
Nylube manufactures custom door guide brackets to accomodate door sizes up to 2" or greater.