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Step 4

The spacing on the left and right sides should be equal and should not be less than 0. 75 inches to allow the door to close properly. 

Step 9

Close and open the door to make sure the space guard does not interfere with the door’s operation. 

Step 7

Drill a 1/8 inch pilot hole into the door corresponding with each screw hole location in the Space Guard. 

Step 2

Open the landing door

Installing a tkEP space guard (elevator door baffle) can be done using the tools and instructions listed below. a baffle can be installed with a new home elevator or installed on an existing lift.

Before you begin gather up a few items


Step 1

Call the elevator to the floor level where the space guard is to be installed.

Screw Driver

Tape Measure

Step 5

Ensure that there is adequate clearance for the door knob. 

Instruction for Installing a tkEP Elevator Space Guard

Step 8

If the space guard was provided with spacers, position the spacers behind the flange of the space guard. 

Attach the space guard with the screws provided. (Note: Where spacers are provided use the longer screws that came with the spacers.)

Step 6

Holding the Space Guard against the door, mark the screw hole locations on the door with a pencil or marker. 

After marking, set the space guard aside.

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Pencil or Marker

Step 10

Step inside the elevator car and close the door. Make sure the space guard does not protrude past the hoistway door landing sill by more than .25 inch. 

Repeat steps 1 - 10 for remaining doors.

Step 3

Position the space guard on the inside (hoistway) face of the door so that the bottom is flush with the bottom of the door. 

Drill Bit