Door provides access to underground equipment.

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Constructed of aluminum and equipped with stainless steel hardware, Type SM Door features internal mounting flange and overlapping cover design that is fully gasketed to shed water and prevent debris from entering areaway. Installation requires positioning door over vault opening and bolting it into place. Door is suited for water treatment, reservoir, and other industrial and municipal applications where infiltration of contaminants is a concern.



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Bilco Introduces the Type SM Access Door


Door Provides a Cost-Effective Solution for Access to Underground Equipment

WEST HAVEN, CT/July 26, 2005 The Bilco Company, manufacturer of specialty access products for the architectural and residential construction markets, introduces the Type SM Door for access to underground equipment. This door is designed to provide a cost-effective solution for applications that do not require a flush-mounted door.

Constructed of aluminum and equipped with heavy-duty stainless steel hardware, the Type SM door features an overlapping cover design that is fully gasketed to shed water and prevents debris from entering the areaway. It is ideally suited for water treatment, reservoir and other industrial and municipal applications where infiltration of contaminants is a concern.

The SM door also incorporates a unique, versatile internal mounting flange that provides fast, labor-saving installations. Whether the a new construction or retrofit application, installation is as simple as positioning the door over the vault opening and bolting it into place. Concealed mounting bolts and rugged construction ensure a safe and secure areaway.

Optional features include a fully welded padlock hasp for added security; safety posts and chains for areaway fall protection; and gas strut lift assistance for smooth, easy operation.

For more information on Bilco's Type SM door, call (203) 934-636 or visit www.bilco.com.

Founded in 1926, The Bilco Company is a building industry pioneer in the design and development of access products. In over seven decades, the company has built a reputation among homeowners, builders, architects, and engineers for products that are unequaled in design and workmanship. Bilco an ISO 9001 certified company offers residential and commercial access products, including basement doors, window wells, sidewalk doors, roof hatches and automatic fire vents. With headquarters in New Haven, Connecticut, Bilco has a manufacturing facility in Trumann, Arkansas as well as an international network of dealers, distributors and factory-trained representatives. For more information, call (203) 934-6363 or visit www.bilco.com.

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