Range is from 0-35 Pounds
Door Pressure Gauge instrument design
specifically to measure force.
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.
Door Opening Force (4.1311 ADAAG).
Exterior hinged doors: (Reserved)
Interior hinged doors: 5 lbs (22.2N)
Sliding or folding doors: 5 lbs (22.2N)
Automatic/Power Assisted Doors: (4.13.12) Such doors shall not open to back
check faster than 3 seconds and shall require no more than 15 lbs (66.6N) to
stop door movement. If a power assisted door is used, its door-opening force
shall comply with 4.13.11 and its closing shall conform to the requirements in