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The Advantex exit device line includes many options.  The Advantex Series numbers match the Builders Hardware Manufacturing Association Types of exit devices, so choosing the correct Advantex exit device is made easier by knowing the type of door application.     


Advantex   BHMA    Exit Device
   Series     Type     Description
10 Series    Type 1    Rim
20 Series    Type 2    Surface Vertical Rod
30 Series    Type 3    Mortise
40 Series    Type 4    Narrow Stile Rim
50 Series    Type 5    Narrow Stile Surface Vertical Rod 
60 Series    Type 6    Narrow Stile Concealed Vertical Rod
70 Series    Type 7    Concealed Vertical Rod Wood Door
80 Series    Type 8    Concealed Vertical Rod Hollow Metal Door 
Advantex offers a wide variety of trim, electrified options, finishes and other options.  All of the Advantex line is designed, manufactured and packaged to make it easier for the specification writer, installer and owner, with features and options that make Advantex less expensive to own over the life of the building.

Detex provides a helpful guide, explaining all the options for Advantex Exit Devices.  Commonly known as the "How to Order" page, this guide shows the various options available for Advantex. 
Advantex How to Order
However, if you ever have a question about how to order, specify or install an Advantex device, please do not hesitate to contact our factory in New Braunfels, Texas.

For more information - See Advantex Catalog Pages

Tech Tip  

When installing most exit devices, proper use of the manufacturer template is very important. Most manufacturers provide a paper template that requires the installer to fold and tape the template to the door, being careful to insure the template is square to the frame and holes are exactly as measured. Keeping the door closed, while marking the holes can be a challenge, usually requiring the installer to block the door, or ask a Arrow magnets on doorcoworker to hold the door closed. Detex offers this time saving tip, shared by one of our valued customers. Using a couple of inexpensive, yet heavy duty magnets, the door is held in perfect position, while the installer easily marks their template holes. Spacing the magnets properly is important, usually requiring 2 to 3 magnets to keep the door firmly in place. WARNING:  Remember to keep magnets away from credit cards, telephones or electronics in general to avoid possible loss of data or damage.

Once the holes have been marked, the door can be opened to apply the necessary pressure to drill holes in the door and frame.

Arrow magnets, BP1, Strike locator etcWhen installing Detex exit devices, this process is made even easier, by using our paperless template, patented mounting plate system.

We hope this tip helps save you time and money during your next hardware installation on a hollow metal door and frame.



Thank you for sending in your wonderful time saving tips. If Detex uses your tip in this monthly newsletter, Detex will send you a wonderful thank you gift.  


For more application questions, call: 

Detex technical support at 800-729-3839, extension 2. 


Contact Detex Sales at 1-800-729-3839 or your
local representative for more information. 



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