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Old 08-08-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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I would like to reverse my patio door to open from left to right instead.
It looks like I could flip them end for end and switch the casing latch to the
Other side. Anybody tried this. I don't know the brand. It is about 11 years old.

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Old 08-08-2011, 12:45 PM   #2
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I would like to reverse my patio door to open from left to right instead.
It looks like I could flip them end for end and switch the casing latch to the
Other side. Anybody tried this. I don't know the brand. It is about 11 years old.
You can not flip the door upside down. Having the sill on the ceiling will slow down the water drainage. The wheels for the door are on the bottom and need to stay there. And it's unlikely you can switch operating doors. You might be able to order new doors with the new setup from the manufacturer.
Talk to them first to see if it's possible.
There needs to be a lock receptor on the opposite jamb to reverse the door.

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Old 08-08-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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It's going to depend on the brand, I assume, as all of the glass sliding doors here are reversible. To reverse one here, you move the mobil door to the center of the opening and lift it out of the frame. Some will require a plate at the threshold to be removed. You should be looking at a fastener of some kind, usually a screw that holds the stationary panel at the top and bottom. If you see these screws/fasteners, then it should be as easy as removing the fasteners to the stationary unit, pulling it to the center of the opening, lifting it out, turn it around, reinstall and fasten it, install the moving panel and reverse the lock/handle.
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