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I recently installed a dog door panel for my sliding patio glass door. The way the dog door was made I had to install it centered in the patio door channel vs flush with the sliding glass door. This has created a problem that doesn't allow me to install the hinge that will lock the door closed. There is a good 1/2 inch difference in height.

I'd like to make a shim or something to raise the hinge placed on the dog panel to be flush with the sliding glass door. I'll need to be able to drill through the object to anchor it into the dog panel. I've never created something like this and I'd like to hear if anyone has some suggestions on how to proceed.

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I don't really get what I am looking at. Where is the dog door in all of this? –  Steven Mar 14 '12 at 1:24
@Steven I tried to make it a little clearer. Basically where I put the I bracket mark is the shim I need to make. I need to add something to raise a section of glass panel to be flush with the door so the latch can fit. –  NullReference Mar 14 '12 at 4:20
When you say raising, do you mean vertically away from the floor, or horizontally away from the glass towards the room? I can't understand how your image matches up with your description. –  Rory Alsop Mar 14 '12 at 12:29
It does sound like the issue is not the height but the depth... I don't think you can "shim" this - the door needs to align with the frame in order to latch and seal properly - even if you got it to lock, I don't think you'd have a weather-tight seal. –  Steven Mar 14 '12 at 13:40
You are correct, it is depth. I don't think I'm being clear on the problem. –  NullReference Mar 14 '12 at 16:51

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