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We had this issue on the kitchen sliding glass door at work. A hand truck had been run fully loaded over the threshold several times in its life and the Channel Lock treatment given to attempt putting the track back in line. Our local glass shop repaired it without removing the frame as the door was a custom piece with no readily available replacement and ...


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What you need to know is the rough opening size. This is the dimensions between the vertical studs and the horizontal dimension from the floor to the bottom of the header. You may have to remove some trim to see these components. If you are going to have a contractor install the new door, have that person give you the proper measurements for the replacement ...


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If the door can be reversed (and that's a big if) then I can't imagine it can be done without removing the entire door frame. The fixed pane is, well, fixed and unless you see a way to detach it from the frame and attach it to the other side then you may be out of luck. So let's assume you can't remove the fixed frame. Well, you could try rotating the door. ...


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Aluminum is heat conductive and sweats in the wintertime as moist, warm inside air hits it. Despite drainage built into the frame, the water also condenses on the outside of the frames and can rot out the wood that forms the rough opening. Foam sealant will help eliminate the air spaces that allow this to happen but doesn't stop any exposed surface from ...


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The sliding doors in our sunrooms and living rooms are all 80 inches in height 72 inches wide. Sliding doors are usually either 60 inch in width if they are 5 foot wide. If it’s 6 foot wide, it measures up to 72 inches. The height is usually 80 inches, though it may vary from one manufacturer to another. If you want to measure it, remove the wood trim first. ...


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I'm not sure about the install of your product, whether it goes in place of the glass or the entire panel. If it goes in place of the entire panel (glass and frame), then locate any screws that are holding the panel to the track, probably in the top and bottom left of the frame when viewed from the inside. This should let you pull the entire frame to the ...


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I'm guessing, but here's my suspicion based on the pics posted. I may delete this answer after you post an updated close up pic. Where your red arrow points - the white and black strip - I suspect that's the stop strip. It goes all the way around the window panel and appears to lock it in place. I suspect there's one on the outside as well. To remove ...


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With andersen the task of swapping sides is possible with a little work. What has to happen is all the holes for the handle, lock and latch has to be drilled into the opposite side. The most intricate will be the channel that houses the latch. I cut that by using a large drill bit and making several holes then taking a dremel tool to finish. Finally you will ...


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0.1 CFM air leakage is not exactly what I would call "very tight," but it's not terrible for a sliding door. Regardless, this looks like a problem with the installation more so than the door. The trim is covering the gap/joint between the door and the rough opening; if that's open to the exterior or not perfectly sealed off from it, then the trim is doing ...


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Removing paint from glass is pretty much always easy. It's hard to scrape it off if the surface is rough and frosted but then again, glass won't be adversely affected by paint removers. If you were to go with film, most of the adhesives that hold them on are pretty serious - always test first. For this, I would use lots of thin layers of spray paint. This ...



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