Questions tagged [sliding-glass-door]

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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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Required to put roof or door overhang on a sliding door?

I have no experience in architecture or house building. I am currently brainstorming a house design and I am thinking of putting a sliding door as one of the entrance to the house aside from the main ...
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How do I open stuck sliding door?

Stuck Patio Sliding Door is similar but has a different locking mechanism I have a sliding door to my balcony which is stuck on one end. I cannot push the lever/button down that will unlock the latch....
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Replacement or repair to the wheels of Sliding doors?

I am trying to find replacements or find some DIY solution to replace the wheels, the original parts are manufactured by Komandor. I am unable to fin replacements in local stores. The width of the ...
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What is this sliding door latch called, and where can I find it?

I have a sliding door. The part that the the lock interacts with, on the wall, has broken. It looks like a double hook (pictures attached). I went to home depot and no one knew what it was or where ...
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Installing sliding door into a larger rough opening

I currently have a single door french door leading onto my deck, which has rotted a bit and I need to replace it. I wanted to go with a sliding door to replace but, but there's a slight difference in ...
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Non-glass options for custom shower door

I have an unfinished neo-angle shower enclosure (see dimensions below). The tile is in, but there is no door or glass panel. This is a bathroom in the basement, so I don't want to spend $3k on a ...
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Cannot remove this sliding door

I have a sliding door that I cannot remove. There's a roller that need to be cleaned or replaced. I believe I'm supposed to lower the rollers so it will tilt in or out. However, there isn't enough ...
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Idea to seal (prevent water) in the gap between marble floor and fixed shower glass panel

I have a marble piece, and on top of that I have a sliding glass door (one sliding and one fixed). The issue is that between the floor (marble) and the fixed glass panel there is a gap of 1/4 inch ...
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Finishing drywall that abuts against metal frame prone to condensation

I have a interior soffit (that encloses a structural beam running along the exterior of the building) directly above an exterior sliding door. The drywall covering this soffit abuts right up against ...
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Can I modernize old sliding doors with new frames

Can I reuse the glass in an old aluminium sliding door and put them into a new modern frame. Thanks.
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How to remove wooden screen door from the frame to replace screen

I have an old (c. 1950) wooden screen door that I need to remove so that I can replace the screen. I think it's probably made by Pella (The original owner of the house was an executive for Pella) but ...
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I’ve had sliding patio doors in which won’t open

My sliding patio doors won’t open. I took off the door handle and locking lever is bent so took that out as well, the picture is what I can see now.
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Can I remove the doors before installing a sliding patio doors frame?

Due to bad timing I won't have anybody to help me with this other than my wife. In order to make it easier I would like to remove the doors before putting the frame in position, then put back either ...
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Sliding closet doors with 3 doors has narrowed opening

I have a 83" width closet so I used two 72" closet doors. Basically, it is 3 doors on 2 tracks However it is weird because the opening is way too small: 83-72 = 11" It is because the front two doors ...
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How to repair warped sliding door frame?

I've got a south-facing sliding door, the frame/track has warped stopping the screen from closing. I've seen replacement tracks, but the issue seems to be that the channel the track should ride in is ...
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What handle and lock for sliding door with no internal mechanism?

My house, built in 1959, has a sliding door with no internal latch or lock mechanism or space for one. I'd like to replace the current "handle" (a bolt with nuts). Are there handles designed for a ...
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Weather protected Sliding Patio door with a damp sill (Partial)

We live in Southern Michigan on a canal. Our house has a three sided glass enclosured sunroom. The access from the house into the sunroom is through a patio sliding glass door. One half of the ...
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Replacing the track and the rollers for a sliding glass door (kitchen to patio)

The track that this door slides on is worn out beyond repair. I need to replace it and I would like to know if it is possible (from your experience) to totally replace the rollers and the track. I ...
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Is it safe to drill in this sliding door frame?

I would like to make a hole right where the cyan marking is (vertically above the existing screw head which is part of the frame assembly). This is basically a metallic door frame which happens to be ...
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Fixing Sliding Door Weather Stripping

I installed a sliding glass door recently and recently noticed this. There seems to be a hole in the bottom small portion of the door between the sliding door and the static portion of the door. This ...
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How can I prevent pets from passing through an open window?

We live in a 6th floor and we have a huge sliding glass window that we like to open. The issue is that we have cats, so my concern is that if we leave the window open, one of the cats will jump out ...
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Broken glass closet door

I am new homeowner, so need some basic information. I have glass doors for closet in my kids room. The glass is cracked, and thus I want to fix it. I am wondering if this is something that I can do ...
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Sliding glass door stuck closed

I am buying a condo and it has a small deck. There is a sliding glass door from the kitchen to the deck and it is stuck closed. Stuck as in won't move even a fraction of an inch. A couple of us ...
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Water Coming in sliding glass door

It has been raining a lot and I noticed this evening the screen door track on our patio sliding door looked wet. I have noticed the water is leaching on to the floor also. The wall is dry and it is ...
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Options for tile under the sliding door casing

I am laying tile in my living room. I have a sliding door to the balcony which have a door casing made of two stacking 2x4s. Previously it was wrapped by carpet as a stair. As shown in picture the ...
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Sliding door drapes rod - special rod kit needed, or generic window rod OK?

I have a sliding glass door in my master bedroom, which leads out to my backyard. I need to get a replacement drape rod and mounts. Will any window curtain rod kit be suitable, or are there special ...
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Sliding Exterior Patio Door air gap

I had a contractor install sliding patio doors in 2 different areas in my house. The first area the patio doors fit perfectly; however, in the second area there is a gap that leaks air. There is an ...
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Stuck Patio Sliding Door

My sliding patio door will no longer move. It was working fine for the best couple months since we've moved into this house. However, today, when I tried unlocking my patio sliding door, the unlock ...
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Cost effective way to finish this shower?

I have an unfinished stand-up shower seen in the picture. I got estimates for frameless glass (a look that I like) and all of them were in excess of $3000. If I give up the idea of it looking super ...
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Safety code for door opening

Is there a safety code that states the minimum width of a door opening to the outside? Our sliding door only opens up to 24 inches.
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What are the best option for French sliding door blinds

regular honeycomb blind [ We are thinking to place the blind bracket outside the French sliding doors. My other blinds are all honeycomb blinds. I am wondering what are the best blind option we can ...
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Repairing sliding glass doors

Had sliding glass door installed and I think they used the wrong spray foam because the door is bowed and doesn't slide properly. Is it repairable or will I have to get a new door?
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How to build a sliding wall section

A typical interior door is about 30" wide. Double doors (eg. French doors) could make that wider, up to maybe 60". But I'd like to build a sliding wall section, perhaps 90-120" wide in place of an ...
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ivy growing between sliding glass door frame

On the ground floor of my house, I have a sliding glass door. A small stalk of ivy has grown through the caulk (or other sealant?) between the frame/wall of the house and the frame of the sliding ...
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How do I secure an old aluminum/glass sliding door?

I am buying a house that was built in 1967 and still has the original sliding door opening onto the back deck. This door's latch is missing. It does not lock. The last owner of the house didn't ...
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Cost to replace “wall of glass” with sliding doors? [closed]

I'm considering buying this house, which is in need of pretty significant renovation. The one area I can't even ballpark an estimate on replacement cost would be this wall of glass with large sliding ...
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One of my glass shower doors shattered! How can I get it replaced?

We purchased a small house that was built in the 80's, and the master bathroom has a shower equipped with sliding glass doors. All of the hardware seemed to be in fair condition at time of purchase, ...
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sliding door leaking air, is it installed correctly?

I have 2 very newly installed ( < 1yr) jeldwen sliding patio doors (aluminum clad) , and I found that they are leaking air on inside around the bottom and side edges of trim. I am wondering ...
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aluminum or vinyl for replacement glass sliding door?

I'm replacing an aluminum glass sliding door. Should I replace it with another aluminum door or go with vinyl?
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How do I repair a warped sliding glass door track?

I have a sliding glass door that barely opens and often jumps off the track. The track under the door is bent and chipped. Is this normal wear and tear? Would raising the wheels fix it? Do I need ...
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How do I measure a standard sliding glass door?

We are going to hire somebody to replace our sliding glass patio door. Its a standard sliding glass patio door, similar looking to this: I am going to buy the replacement door at auction, but first ...
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Can I paint frosted glass panels?

I have a folding bathroom door with two ugly frosted glass panels. My other half would prefer them opaque. I wondering what quick wins I can do here. Will some sort of glass paint work?
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How can I remove the side glass pane from a patio sliding glass door?

I just bought a pet door insert for a sliding glass door. I'm assuming that it must be installed against the wall, but I cannot figure out how to remove the side panel of the sliding glass door. ...
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How can you reverse a sliding glass door?

We have a sliding glass door to our patio. The opening side is jammed up against a wall, meaning you have to scrape against that wall unless you throw the door all the way open. On the other side ...