The BAUCO® XL is a front-mount drywall access panel with concealed hardware, extra rugged frame, solid finishing bead, and fixed hinge available in standard and custom sizes starting from 24" x 36". Ideal for large wall access openings. The BAUCO® XL provides the same virtually invisible finish as other BAUCO® drywall access panels.
Concealed hardware, flush finish and minimal perimeter gap ensure an elegant and virtually invisible finish. In addition to the clean standard drywall finish, thinner surface treatments such as wallpaper or wood veneer can be applied across surface for a continuous finish.
Custom sizes, custom inlays, and custom hardware possible with the BAUCO XL. Custom sizes starting from 24" x 36" up to 22 sq. ft. per leaf. Large openings to 44 sq. ft. with double-leaf configuration. The door leaves can be fully removed for unobstructed access.
Equipped with a perimeter gasket for an airtight seal, the BAUCO XL is ideal for plenum access, clinical environments and applications with sound transmission concerns. Third party testing is available.
The virtual-pivot-point fixed hinge allows for some buildup (1/8") of facing material on the door leaf such as wallpaper or other thin veneer. This continuity of material from the surrounding surfaces across the access panel allows the access panel to blend seamlessly.
The robust components provide dependable access to large equipment and systems while maintaining an elegant finish. Extra large openings utilize a double door configuration with crossbar free access.
The airtight gasket and the mass of the drywall inlay combine to deliver superior sound transmission resistance. Installation of the BAUCO XL in a typical assembly does not significantly reduce acoustic properties. Third party testing is available.
With front-mount models, the drywall is installed up to the edge of the rough opening.
Cut opening (B) is the opening in the drywall. Rough opening (C) is the distance between framing members that provide the structural opening for the access panel.
Both B and C =X or Y + 1-1/4”.
The standard BAUCO XL is supplied with concealed mechanical touch latches. The following are additional latch options:
Standard: Mechanical touch latch
Slotted screwdriver cam latch
Tamper-resistant torx head cam latches
Key-operated cylinder lock, (2) keys per lock, keyed alike
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In addition to various common finishing options and typical substrates, BAUCO works with design and construction professionals to develop custom solutions that allow our access panels to blend into your design and integrate with your unique application. Contact us to discuss your project.
For typical drywall finishing, the standard BAUCO XL is supplied with a moisture and mold resistant drywall inlay. Once finished, the access panel blends seamlessly into the surrounding drywall wall or ceiling.
With this time saving option, you no longer need to finish the door leaves of BAUCO plus II, BAUCO XL, and BAUCO rondo access panels. BAUCO paint-ready finished panels ship to you with a highly durable, factory-primed drywall door leaf. Skilled trades need only to install and finish the access panel outer frame and then simply insert the BAUCO paint-ready leaf right before painting.
Wood veneer up to 1/8" thick can continue from the surrounding wall or ceiling across the face of the access panel. The standard BAUCO XL access panel with the drywall inlay can be prepared on site for application of various veneers.
Wallpaper can be applied directly to the surface of the access panel door leaf, allowing the access panel to blend in with the wall or ceiling finish. For this treatment, it is recommended that the standard access panel be finished and coated to prepare for application.
Is this access door fire-rated?
No it is not. In most applications this type of access panel is installed in a gypsum board layer that does not contribute to the rating of the assembly. Please confirm that in your case a rated access door is required.
What is the largest size the XL goes to?
The BAUCO® XL can be made as large as 22 square feet per door leaf. For larger openings we will add another door leaf for more access.
What thickness of gypsum board can the XL be?
With the front-mounted frame, the integrated finishing bead determines where the door is seated on the drywall boarding of the wall. The thickness of the gypsum board does not matter. The installer will have to use fasteners that are long enough to extend through the bead and any boarding into the stud surrounding the rough opening.
Can the BAUCO® XL be installed in either walls or ceilings?
Yes, the BAUCO® XL is primarily designed for large openings in walls. It can be used in ceilings, but in many cases the BAUCO® plus II model is better suited for ceilings.
Can BAUCO® XL access panels be covered with different finishes and treatments?
Yes, any treatments that you would normally apply to a wall made of gypsum board no thicker than 1/8". Normally that is finishing compound and paint. But the BAUCO® plus II can receive treatments of tile, wall coverings, tongue and groove wood, fabrics, stucco plaster, etc. For the hinge to function and the door leaf to remain removable from the frame, the cladding can be no thicker than 1”.