Recessed Trough Frame Pedestrian Loading Single Door

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Recessed Trough Frame Pedestrian Loading Single Door

The R-TPS Series doors have a 1″ recess in the cover to receive tile or concrete. These doors can be used to preserve the architectural appeal of floors and sidewalks in outdoor and indoor applications.

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Material: Aluminum
Frame: 1/4” aluminum trough (drainable) frame with 1-1/2” drain coupling
Covers: 1/4” smooth plate with 1” recess, reinforced for 300 PSF live load
Hardware: All 316 SS nuts, bolts and washers
Hold-Open Device: 316 SS Hold-open arm with secondary latch mechanism
Lift Assist: Vertical compression springs
Lock device: Staple for padlock protrudes through cover
Lift Handle: Recessed aluminum lift handle lays flush with top of cover
Warranty: Ten (10) years

Optional Features

  • Recessed cylinder lock
  • Frame skirts for easy casting into a concrete top slab
  • Nut rails with stainless steel sliding nuts for attaching cable holders, brackets & other hardware
  • Fiberglass insulation with metal liner
  • Anodized finish
  • Stainless steel safety chains
  • Fall Through Prevention Systems
  • Side drain coupling (instead of standard bottom drain)
  • Single door cover
  • Adjust springs for wood or tile fill in recess area


The recessed floor access door shall be Model R-TPS as manufactured by USF Fabrication, Inc. with the size being specified on the plans. Door leaf shall be 1/4-inch thick aluminum smooth plate reinforced for a 300 p.s.f. live load; and, have a 1-inch recess to receive tile or concrete. If recess is to be filled with concrete or other cast material, the door is furnished with anchor clips and wire mesh. Both the cover and frame shall have a metal lip around the entire perimeter defining the recess. The trough frame shall be fabricated from 1/4-inch aluminum and shall have an anchor flange on all four sides. The frame shall drain water out through a 1 1/2-inch pipe coupling. The floor access door shall be equipped with a flush aluminum lifting handle that does not protrude above the cover, and a 316 stainless steel hold open arm with red vinyl grip that automatically keeps the cover in its upright, open position. The door shall have a 316 stainless steel continuous hinge that is flush with the top of the cover. The door shall have stainless steel vertical compression springs to assist in opening the door and reducing the force during closing. The door shall be equipped with a watertight 316 stainless steel slamlock with threaded plug, removable outside key, and fixed inside handle. The slamlock latches onto a 316 stainless steel striker plate that is bolted to the frame. All parts of the frame in contact with concrete shall have a coating of bituminous paint. An adhesive backed vinyl material that protects the product during shipping and installation shall cover the entire top of the frame and cover. Installation shall be in accordance with the manufacturer’s attached instructions. The door shall be manufactured and assembled in the United States. Manufacturer shall guarantee the door against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of ten years.

Light Vehicular / Occasional Truck Traffic

ASTM C1802-20 Load Level 3 & 4