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Need to replace sliding glass door, but what is the metal on the frame?

I have no idea what this metal thing is and, thus, how to proceed since all the sliding glass door installation tutorials, instructions, and videos I've seen have wood framing instead of whatever this ...
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Rotted Subfloor / Door Flashing Advice

We recently had our old deck torn down and a new one built, as the old one was not attached to the house correctly and did not have flashing, leading to water issues. During that work, it was ...
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How to get purchase on an interior mechanism for sliding doors that's been rounded ~smooth?

I have these big sliding glass doors/windows. 8' tall, 6' wide. They hang and glide on a track from above, but to prevent air drafts coming in the bottom they can drop down to make a seal on the ...
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Removing sliding glass door panel

How do I get it out without damaging it?
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What’s causing this damp patch

I have this damp patch on the bottom corner of my wall next to the non sliding part of a sliding door. It leads to the balcony of my apartment and no water gets to this corner from the outside. The ...
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Sliding glass door doesn't seal and debris gets inside

I have a three-panel stacking sliding glass door that seems to have an issue with the weatherproofing. The panel that locks to the wall will get debris blown in from the outside while the rest of the ...
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Temporarily replacing one pane of glass in a double-pane door

I've got an old steel patio door with double-pane glass, and one side of the glass has many cracks in it. I'm afraid it's about to fall out at any moment. We have long-term plans to replace the ...
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How to fix my Double Sliding Patio Door that has a Giant Gap

I have a Newly Constructed home the builder is saying done. I’ve found many things and had them fix it before I move in. But the one thing they keep not fixing is the giant Gap at the bottom of my ...
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Leak at base of sliding glass door

I have a recently installed sliding glass door. I've been fighting with a leak for the past few months (photo 1). I've tried caulking along some exterior seams but that hasn't fixed anything. Today I ...
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In Illinois is it against code to have blinds encapsulated in a sliding glass door? [closed]

I was recently getting quotes for windows and a new sliding glass door for the back of the house. My wife and I like the idea of getting a sliding glass door with the blinds in between the glass ...
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Sliding Patio door mortise lock not able to take out

I need to replace the mortise lock on my sliding patio door. The process, which includes removing two screws and take out the existing lock, seems to be straight forward. But I am not able to take out ...
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Seeking Direction to Address Draftiness in a 1964 2-Pane Sliding Patio Door: Repair, Replace, or Insulate? [closed]

I am looking for a direction on the best course of action to pursue for my 2-pane sliding patio door that feels drafty during winter weather. The door is likely original to the house built in 1964 in ...
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Newly installed patio door with gap between fixed and sliding doors

Last week I had a patio door installed and everything looked right to me. However, I noticed that there was a gap between the fixed and sliding doors. I'm not a contractor so I did not think much of ...
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Does the trim on my sliding door need caulk?

Sliding door keeps leaking into the house when it rains, called Window company and all they did was re-caulk the door which didnt help. (I will be calling them again) Since the trim on the exterior of ...
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How can I install a new patio door where overhead framing obstructs access?

I am getting ready to replace a window and install a patio door to the outside which has a covered patio. However, the top of the window, roughly where the top of the patio door will fit, will be very ...
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What are these things called on a sliding door?

I have these sliding doors and the guides that prevent the door from moving/rotating when sliding are missing. Does anyone know what they are called?
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Removing rollers from sliding door

I'm trying to replace the rollers on this sliding door: The first thing I noticed was the lack of adjustment holes. All I could find was a little dent as can be seen in this picture: I was able to ...
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Prevent shower door from sliding open?

We recently had our bathroom remodeled. The contractor that did the work is well regarded around town and did a wonderful job. My wife and I purchased all of the materials. For the shower we decided ...
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Sliding fly screen door size

I'm planning to add a fly screen to our sliding door entry. There's no roller track in place yet and the height in the space is 204cm. I'm hoping to find a used one online and I see a lot of them are ...
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How can I reduce trip hazard with a high exterior door threshold?

My sliding glass door frame sticks up 3-3/4" from the finished floor in my living room and 2" above the entryway deck outside. I'm looking for creative ways to make this transition less ...
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Should the corners of a sliding patio door frame be caulked?

Should gaps in the outside corners of a sliding patio door's frame be caulked to prevent water infiltration, or left as-is?
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What kind of curtain rod should I use to maximize light blocking on a sliding glass door?

I'm super light sensitive, I basically wake up half an hour after sunrise This presents a problem when the sun rises at 5AM and I go to bed at midnight No, a sleep mask isn't a great option. I'd ...
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How to properly re-seal sliding door

My sliding back door has some kind of yellowed caulk/sealant around the glass pane that looks terrible and is detaching in several places. I believe the frame is PVC. I can remove the old, but what ...
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How to fix broken bracket for glass shower door?

The bracket thing fell off the side of the door beside the hinge part. How do I fix it? I would appreciate any suggestions.
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Adjust wardrobe sliding glass door

I've just moved into a new house and there is a large sliding wardrobe where the doors are not straight. Having done some research it looks like there is some tweaking at the wheels that can be done ...
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What's the right kind of weather stripping for this sliding door?

This door has a completely unobstructed gap from outside to inside along its entire length, albeit with a few 90-degree kinks. I'm tempted to try sticking a rubber tubular type of weather strip onto ...
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Types of set screws for glass shower door handle

I'm trying to tighten up a loose shower door handle. However, I'm having trouble removing the set screw and can't figure out what type of driver I need. I've tried flat head, philips and allen, but ...
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Patio door molding replacement

Trying to repair a patio sliding door, and this edge molding is breaking loose. I've temporarily fixed it with hot glue, but would like to replace it. It's a pretty hard plastic, and brittle now that ...
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How to clean streaks from glass patio door?

A glass patio door has persistent haze, fog or streaks which have resisted all my attempts at removing them. They appear only on the stationary or fixed half of a sliding glass patio door, which rubs ...
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Can I reuse the glass of my doors for the roofing of my conservatory

My house has this self build (by previous owner) conservatory. But it has some weird and unfinished touches. So I want to fix it! The sliding doors have to go, I prefer normal doors. And there are to ...
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sliding glass door not closing flush

I closed my sliding glass door and noticed that at the bottom of the door where it meets the frame when closed I can see light coming through. It's only at the bottom of the door so I imagine that the ...
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Advice on installing vertical blinds [closed]

In the back of my house I am attempting to install vertical blinds. Unfortunately the blinds are longer than the door frame and this has led to a differing of opinions on what to do. My first ...
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Sliding screen door options without kit

I’m trying to determine a good option for a sliding screen door for a patio French door. So far what I’ve seen are mostly kit options, but they’re pricey and I can’t quite tell if they’d work for our ...
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How to correctly clamp a sliding frameless glass door panel in the slides?

I bought a sliding glass door set for self assembly. Below is a picture of the clamps for the glass. There are some additional plastic inlays that come between the aluminum clamp and the glass. Then ...
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Installing sliding door shades

I recently moved into a house with sliding doors in the back of the house. In the garage I found the sliding shades that normally go with sliding doors, but I do not see any way to mount the rail to ...
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Sliding screen door rollers won't run into top track [closed]

I am replacing my sliding screen door. Old door used this roller assembly and with correct adjustment both top and bottom rollers fitted into it's tracks and door opened and closed smoothly. New door ...
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New sliding glass door not tight to original extension jambs

I just had a new vinyl sliding glass door installed. The door does not sit tight against the extension jamb on the top right but sits tight in other areas. There is a gap that the installer used foam ...
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Sliding Frameless Shower over tub installation

We are trying to install a frameless shower glass over our acrylic tub. After drilling a hole for the bar that goes from left to right, there is no stud on the right side. However, the right side is ...
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How is a fixed shower glass panel attached to a shower base?

I would like to have a setup like the one in the picture I am not sure what is the standard practice to attach the panel to the shower base at the bottom. The picture shows a shower sit, imagine that ...
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should a glass fixed panel shower door sit directly on a tile curb?

Should a glass fixed panel shower door sit directly on a tile curb? Instructions that I have don't say anything about having a small gap. I would think a small gap, say 1/8" would allow for ...
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How to repair bowed sliding door frame?

It’s tough to see from the picture, but the entire top section of frame of the sliding door is bowed downward. I’ve tried adjustments on the door, and it either gets stuck in the middle or falls off ...
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How to repair a sheared threaded hole for grub?

What would be a sufficiently robust way to rethread a hole for a grub which needs to be very tightly fastened? I have a tilt and slide patio door. The bottom fixtures are secured together by a dowel ...
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Sliding Glass Door Mortise Lock Replacement

I live in Florida and I have a Hurricane sliding door there the lock has failed. I thought that this would be an easy thing to replace, but when I removed the screws to take the lock out, there is a ...
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How much difference will there be between 5/16" and 3/8" for a frameless shower door functionally

I have a 3/8" glass shower (swing-type) door that I'm happy with, but now I'm looking for a frameless slider shower glass door, one side fixed. This is a 60" wide opening and 72" tall. ...
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What kind of cylinder do I need for this type of lock?

I have a Fleetwood Archetype door lock for sliding doors that I want to improve by adding an external locking mechanism. It looks as following: The lock is described in more detail in its patent ...
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Can you use three 2x8 sandwiched with 1/2" plywood between to get a 16' header

Header to supporting the roof and rafters. It was a patio converted to a sun room and I would like to replace two large windows with a sliding door. Currently 4x10x12 header with post in middle. ...
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Rough opening is too small for sliding patio doors

Just before installing a sliding glass patio door today in our self-built home, we measured the rough opening and it is 1-3/4 inch too short for the height of the slider. (The slider is 6 feet wide by ...
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What kind of lock do I need to lock this sliding door from the outside?

I have a sliding door in my home that says "Fleetwood" and looks like this: The outside plate looks like this: What kind of a lock is supposed to be used in this door to allow it to be ...
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Are there frameless sliding glass shower doors that don't require any channel attached to the curb?

Are there frameless sliding glass shower doors that don't require any channel attached to the curb for the sliding section? I see a lot of them for sale online, but the pictures make it look like they ...
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Rust and misty glass door, repair or replace?

My daughter shoot water gun at our balcony glass door, water got in between glasses, now it's rust and misty. We got a handyman to paint walls last week. We let him take a look. He said it has to be ...
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