How to Specify and Order Larsen Fire Hose and Valve Cabinets

Step 1 – Select the Type of Cabinet

A. Fire Hose Cabinets

B. Fire Dept. Valve Cabinets

C. Combination Fire Dept. Valve Cabinets & Extinguisher Cabinets

D. Fire-Rated Option for Valve, Fire Hose, and Combination Valve & Extinguisher Cabinets

Step 2 – Determine the Size from the Interior Contents

A. Complete Rack Units, Valves, & Components
B. Fire Extinguishers

Step 3 – Consider the Wall Depth and Trim Projection

Step 4 – Select the Trim and Door Material

After the “VC” or “HC” prefix, indicate the cabinet material.

  • “S” – Steel: One piece, heavy gauge cold rolled steel with a standard finish of white baked acrylic enamel, which can be used as either a finish or prime coat.
  • “A” – Aluminum: Extruded or fabricated aluminum with satin anodized finish. Clear anodized is standard, and a wide selection of optional color anodized finishes is available. All trim and door corners are mitered.
  • “SS” – Stainless Steel: One piece, heavy gauge, 304 stainless steel with a #4 or #8 finish.
  • “B” – Solid Brass: One piece, heavy gauge solid brass with standard #4 finish.
  • “BZ” – Solid Bronze: One piece, heavy gauge solid bronze with standard #4 finish.1
    1. NOTE: Brass and bronze may not be available for all hose cabinet sizes.

BOX SPECIFICATION: All recessed and semi-recessed cabinets and surface-mounted steel cabinets have a heavy gauge, white baked enamel box. Surface-mounted cabinets with aluminum door and trim have a box constructed entirely of clear or color anodized aluminum. Surface-mounted cabinets and stainless steel door and trim have a box constructed entirely of 304 stainless steel with a #4 finish.

Step 5 – Determine the Appropriate Door Style

*Clear acrylic is standard. These doors can also be glazed with tempered safety glass, clear wire glass, laminated safety glass, bronze or gray acrylic.
† All of these door styles are available with exclusive Larsen-Loc option (Full Glass With Clear Acrylic Is Standard).
**The standard Solid Door with Larsen-Locョ includes the decal and pull handle for emergency access without the key. The Institutional Door does not include the decal and pull handle for emergency access.