We offer lead lining kits so you can lead line your own hollow metal frames or knock-down frames, rather than having a custom lead lined frame fabricated. We offer the flat kits which you will have to bend to your frame profile or you can choose to have us factory form the lead to your unique frame profile (will require your frame profile which can be attained from the frame manufacturer). You can alsocontact usif you require a different lead equivalency or a larger lead lining kit.
Each kit includes 5 pieces 6" x 48" These lead lining kits can be used to lead line door frames up to 4' x 8' and window frames up to 4' x 4'
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Purpose of lead lining kits
These are used to lead line door frames and window frames in x-ray rooms. Although frames only fill a very small gap between lead backed drywall and glass or between the lead drywall and lead doors, on an atomic level, that gap is huge. Lead drywall, glass and doors are not enough; without a lead lined frame, radiation will stream through even the smallest gap and expose everyone in the medical center to dangerous levels of radiation. Lead should never be installed in any residential applications and should never be exposed when the installation is finished.
Frame lead lining instructions
Lead lining kits are installed in the throat (wall cavity) of the frame. You must maintain 1/2" lead overlap per NCRP guidelines, meaning, the lead lining in the frame must overlap the lead lining in the wall by at least 1/2" as well as the glass or the lead lining in the door. A standard flat kit can be purchased which will fit any standard frame but will need to be bent by the installer, or we can fabricate pre-bent kits specific to your frame profile. For pre-bent kits, we need the frame dimensions to properly pre-form the lead for the window or door frame (see image below) Once the lead is properly bent to the frame profile, it must be adhered to the throat of the frame with a construction adhesive that bonds metal to metal such as MetalBond SB-12 or Liquid Nails Fuze-it Max. The frame should not be disturbed during the cure time listed on your adhesive
The lead lining in the frame must meet or exceed the lead lining requirements of the wall that the frame occurs in. It is the customer's responsibility to confirm the lead thickness prior to ordering.