Adams Rite 8100 - Surface Vertical Rod for Wood and Hollow Metal Doors

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22.00 LBS
Width x Height x Depth:
36.00 (in)


6.00 (in)


10.00 (in)

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Adams Rite 8100 - Surface Vertical Rod for Wood and Hollow Metal Doors

The 8100 Series Surface Vertical Rod Exit Device is designed for hollow metal and wood applications that require a life-safety exit device with surface vertical rods for two-point locking.

Use the 8100 Adams Rite exit device in applications with single doors or pairs of doors.


This Adams Rite Exit Device has the following certifications/listings:

  • UL 305 Panic Hardware
  • CAN/ULC S104 fire door conformant
  • NFPA 252 fire door conformant
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.3-2008 Grade 1
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.3-2014 Grade 2



Push bar made of extruded aluminum, available in a variety of finishes.


Device is non-handed.

Push bar Length

Standard sizes: dimensioned for 30" [762 mm], 36" [914.4 mm], 42" [1066.8 mm], and 48" [1219.2 mm] openings. Standard width bars can be field cut to the next smallest opening width.

Bar Height

Standard model adjusts from 30" [762 mm] to 44" [1117.6 mm].

Door Thickness

Suits 1-3/4" [44.5 mm] standard, up to 2-1/4" [57.2 mm].

Door Height

Standard configuration suitable for doors up to 8' [2.44 m] door, with bar height at 40" [1016 mm] – 44" [1117.6 mm]. For doors up to 10' [3.05 m] use 3055 Tall Door Kit available separately.

Stile Width

Minimum 3-3/4". Door construction may require additional stile width to meet fire ratings and provide adequate strength.


2-15/16" [74.6 mm] when fully projected, 1-15/16" [49.2 mm] when dogged.


Standard dogging with hex key or with cylinder not available on fire-rated exit devices. Electric dogging option available only.


Standard self-tapping screws and machine screws. Optional Sex Bolt Kits 26-0584 (two required per device). Specify finish. 


Select any standard 1-5/32" [29.4 mm] diameter rim cylinder such as the 8736 Rim Cylinder. Available separately.

Cylinder x Fixed Pull Functions

For entry trim function 03 (Night latch - key releases latch) select any standard 1-5/32" [29.4 mm] diameter rim cylinder such as the 8736 Rim Cylinder. Available separately.

Entry Trim Functions

For entry trim function 08 (key locks/unlocks lever) or function 09 (key releases lever) select any standard 1" [25.4 mm] length, 1-5/32" [29.4 mm] diameter mortise cylinder with MS® cam such as the 4036 Mortise Cylinder. Accommodates cylinder lengths from 1" [25.4 mm] to 1-1/4" [31.8 mm]. Available separately.

Bolts and Strikes

The patented top latching mechanism utilizes a rotating top bolt which latches around the header strike, interlocking the door to the frame. Adjustable steel rods protected in contoured covers. The hexagonal, hardened steel bottom bolt is shielded in a cast housing for strength and stability. For wood frames, an additional plate is supplied for securing the header strike.


Split finishes for this Adams Rite exit device are available upon request.

Click here for our Definitive List of Door Hardware Finishes

Standard Package

Individually boxed.

Shipping Weight

12 lbs [5.44 kg]


Electrification Options for the Adams Rite 8100 exit device include - Motorized Latch Retraction, Electric Latch Retraction (LR), Electric Dogging, Alarm Monitoring, Cylinder Dogging, Matching End Caps


Adams Rite Exit Device Documentation