FIRE RATED DOOR VS FIRE DOOR
A fire rated door is a door that has a fire label. A fire door is a door that not only has a fire label (a label on the jamb that matches), but also has been installed in an area that code requires a fire rated door. For example a door leading into a fire corridor requires a fire rated door.
Not every door in a building that has a fire label is a fire door. A number of door manufacturers build most of their doors to the fire rated standards and have a fire label to limit the number of products to stock. I have purchased doors for non fire rated applications that came with a fire label.
FORD AND MAZDA
Ford and Mazda are parting ways. For the 2010 model year, Mazda will not be selling the re-badged Ford “B” Series pickup. However, Mazda is selling the 2010 Tribute, a re-badged Ford Escape.
TRICK OF THE TRADE
Always carry a clean shop rag. I have found when I come across a lock that is in pieces, I can wrap the lock pieces in shop rag and safely carry them to be serviced. In my experience, plastic and paper bags can tear.
Miniature or mini trucks are being imported from Asia, mainly Japan, for off-highway transportation applications. Suzuki, Subaru, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Daihatsu, Honda, etc., manufacture these mini trucks. These trucks and vans are identifiable as they have smaller wheels and tires. This limits their use on roads and highways. A few examples are the Suzuki Carry, Suzuki Super Stalker, Daihatsu Summit, Daihatsu HiJet, Mazda Scrum, Subaru Sambar, Mitsubishi Mini Cab Mighty and the Honda ACTY.
We have discovered the Suzuki models built from 1993-on use locks having the 18,100-19,617 code series. An operable key blank is the Ilco X186, Jet SUZ17-NP, JMA SUZU-8, Barnes SU-17.
If you get any mini truck key or code information, please share it with us. Thanks.
SCHLAGE ND-SERIES LEVER OPTIONS
Schlage has introduced ND-Series Cylindrical Leverset lever options for competitor removable cores and lock cylinders. The ND Leversets levers are available for Corbin Russwin 8000 Series (six pin), Sargent 6300 Series and the Yale 1200 Series removable cores. For conventional key-in-knob and key-in-lever lock cylinders, Schlage has a ND lever option for Sargent Lock.
The competitor cores and cylinder require different levers, spring cages and tailpieces. The levers that accommodate the competitor cores or cylinder have the appropriate core cavity dimensions. The spring cage is designed to accommodate the core/cylinder. The tailpiece accommodates the core/cylinder to ensure smooth operation of the lock.
Lever designs that are available with these competitor cores and cylinder are the Athens, Rhodes, Sparta and Tubular. The standard finish is 626. For other finishes, contact the factory.
For more information, contact your local locksmith wholesaler or Schlage Lock at Web Site: www.schlage.com.
NISSAN SUPERCODE DONGLE
Advanced Diagnostics has introduced their Nissan SuperCode Dongle for converting Nissan BCM codes using the TCode Pro or the MVP Pro machines. This dongle eliminates the need for the software or a personal computer to convert the security code. Instead, the Pro level machines can convert the BCM codes for Nissan models through 2008 model year.
According to Advanced Diagnostics, the BCM Codes from 2009 and beyond may require dealer only conversion.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Advanced Diagnostics USA, 1435 Huntington Ave. Suite C, South San Francisco, CA 94080. Telephone: 650-876-2020. Web Site: www.adausa.us.com.
ILCO REPLACEMENT SHELLS
Ilco has introduced replacement shells for Chrysler, Lexus and Toyota vehicles equipped with integrated remote head keys. Replacement shells are only the plastic housing with the uncut blade. Shells do not contain the electronics.
Ilco has introduced seven shells. The three Lexus and Toyota shells differ by the blade. They are the TOY-40 3-Button Shell, the TOY-43 3-Button Shell and the TOY-48 3-Button Shell. The TOY40 has the long internal sidewinder blade. The TOY-48 has the short internal sidewinder blade. The TOY43 has the convention double-sided blade.