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Vanguard Locker Specifications

These lockers have been the industry standard for rugged, dependable design. They come in a wide variety of configurations and sizes. Large doors feature the exclusive patented Vanguard die cast handle. Special nylon glides fastened to the latch channel assembly help to minimize noise.  Doors have louvers. All types accept built-in locks and padlocks.



SHEET STEEL: All parts made from prime grade mild cold rolled sheet steel free from surface imperfection, and capable of taking a high grade enamel finish.
HINGES: .074" thick, 2" high, double spun, full loop, tight pin, five-knuckle hinges, projection welded to door frame and securely fastened to the door with 2 steel rivets. Doors over 48" high shall have three hinges, all other doors shall have two hinges.
FINISHING: Chemically pretreat metal with a six stage cleaning phosphatizing and metal preparation process. Finish coat shall be electrostatically applied powder coat enamel baked on at 350 to 400 degrees. Select colors from manufacturer's minimum standard 21 colors. All lockers shall be painted inside and outside with the same color.
EQUIPMENT: Coat hooks and coat rods are zinc plated. Truss fin head bolts and hex nuts are zinc plated.
FABRICATION GENERAL CONSTRUCTION: Built on the unit principle - each locker shall have an individual door and frame, individual top, bottom, back and shelves with common intermediate uprights separating compartments. Lockers shall be fabricated square, rigid and without warp. Doors shall be flat and free of distortion.
DOOR FRAME: All door frame members to be not less than 16 gauge formed to a channel shape. Vertical members to have an additional flange to provide a continuous door strike. Intermembering parts to be mortised and tenoned and electrically welded together in a rigid assembly capable of resisting strains. Cross frame members of 16 gauge channel shapes including intermediate cross frame on double and triple tier lockers shall be securely welded to vertical framing members to ensure rigidity.
BODY: Bolt spacing in locker body construction not to exceed 9" o.c. All locker body components shall be made of cold rolled steel specially formed for added strength and rigidity and to ensure tight joints at fastening points. Tops & bottoms shall be 24 gauge with three sides formed 90 degrees and the front offset formed to be flush with the horizontal frame member. Shelves shall be 24 gauge with four sides formed to 90 degrees, the front edge shall have a second bend. Backs & sides shall be 24 gauge.
DOORS: Doors 30" or higher shall be formed from one piece 16 gauge cold rolled sheet steel. Doors less than 12" wide shall be 18 gauge. Formations shall consist of a full channel shape on the lock side of adequate depth to fully conceal the lock bar, channel formation on the hinge side, and right angle formations across the top and bottom. Doors over 15" wide x 60" or 72" high shall have a 3" wide 20 gauge full height reinforcing pan welded to the inside face of the door on 6" centers. Doors for box lockers 3, 4, 5, and 6 tier high shall have channel formations on lock and hinge side and have right angle flanges on the top and bottom. Doors less than 15" wide shall be 18 gauge, 15" wide or wider shall be 16 gauge. Box locker door for 3, 4, 5, and 6 openings high shall be pre-punched for padlock latch and friction catch and built-in combination and key locks.
DOOR LATCHING 1, 2, and 3 TIER: Doors to have latch clip engaging the door frame at three points on doors over 42" high and two points on all other doors. Locking device to be positive, automatic type, whereby locker door may be locked when open, then closed without unlocking. One rubber silencer shall be firmly secured in the frame at each heavy gauge latch hook. Latch clips shall be glass filled nylon for long life and low friction and shall hold doors shut by engaging the latch hooks. The latch channel assembly shall be quieted by the use of unique nylon glides to reduce noise.
DOOR HANDLE & LATCHING 5 and 6 TIER BOX LOCKERS: Doors shall be punched for use with padlocks or built-in locks. Doors for use with padlocks shall be equipped with an 18 gauge combination door pull, staple and lock hole cover plate with integral friction catch.
VENTILATION: Lockers with doors 72" to 36" high shall have two sets of louvers, one set near the top of the door and another set near the bottom of the door. Lockers with doors 30" or less in height, shall have a minimum of one set of louvers.
NUMBER PLATES: Each locker to be supplied with a polished aluminum number plate, 2-1/4" wide x 1" high, with black numerals not less than 3/8" high. Number plates shall be attached to the face of the door with two aluminum rivets.
INTERIOR EQUIPMENT: Single-tier lockers 48-1/2" or higher shall have a hat shelf located approximately 9" below the top of locker; if less than 18" deep, locker shall have three single-prong hooks and one double-prong ceiling hook. Single tier lockers 18" or more in depth shall have a coat rod instead of a ceiling hook. 30" & 36" high lockers shall have three single-prong wall hooks and one double-prong ceiling hook. Hooks to be attached with two bolts per hook. 20" & 24" high lockers to have three wall hooks for 12" wide, and four wall hooks for 15" wide and wider.
RECESSED HANDLE; 1, 2 & 3 TIER: Delete the standard handle and provide handles recessed in the door with finger lift control. 20 gauge drawn pocket shall be brushed stainless steel securely fastened to the door with two tabs plus a positive tamper resistant decorative fastener. The pocket shall be of sufficient depth to prevent a combination padlock, built-in combination lock or key lock from protruding beyond the face of the door. A lock hole cover plate shall be provided for use with padlocks. The lifting piece shall be 14 gauge formed steel, attached to the latching channel with one concealed retaining lug and one rivet assuring a positive two point connection. Handle finger lift shall have a padlock eye for use with a 9/32" diameter padlock shackle. It shall have a sound deadening molded comfortable finger lift attached.
EXECUTION INSTALLATION: Install metal lockers at location shown in accordance with manufacturers instructions for plumb, level, and flush installation.
ANCHOR LOCKERS to the floor and wall 48" on center or less as recommended by the manufacturer.
INSTALL BENCHES by fastening bench tops to pedestals and securely anchoring to the floor using appropriate anchors for the floor material.
ADJUST & CLEAN: Adjust doors and latches to operate without binding. Verify that latches are operating satisfactorily.
TOUCH UP marred finishes with factory supplied paint.


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