Sticking Slider - Windows and Doors - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Windows and Doors


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

sticking slider

I live in SW Florida and have a corner slider. The shorter slider (12' long) opens fine but if I open it more than half way it is almost impossible to shut. At the halfway point I have to get a "running start" and most of the time it stops. It can take 6 - 10 tries to get it past this point. Once it is past there is no issue with shutting it completely. The sliders are positioned on the exterior wall which is non-load bearing. The tie beam is extended an additional 8' out ending at the lanai.

The sliders are essential screwed to a 2' walls that is secured to the trusses. Anyone have any suggestions?


heaphyj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 11:37 PM   #2
Exterior Construction
Windows on Wash's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington DC Metro Area (VA, MD, DC)
Posts: 16,324
Rewards Points: 5,582
Blog Entries: 5

First things to do would be to:
  • Check for square, plumb, and level
  • Look for debris in the track
  • Post up a picture


Windows on Wash is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sagging Beam over 8' Slider TinaV Building & Construction 11 10-09-2012 10:21 AM
Base color coat sticking better then primer? konsole Painting 8 08-22-2012 06:12 AM
Need Advice, Bathroom Remodel, Vent Sticking Out of Wall Rob_M HVAC 18 04-02-2012 03:54 PM
Opening for slider too tall.. CamSweet Remodeling 5 03-18-2012 01:22 PM
Interior doors keep sticking Yedi015 Windows and Doors 4 03-28-2011 08:22 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1