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Old 01-05-2008, 07:22 PM   #1
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Installing sliding patio door


I need some suggestions please

I recently installed a nice Jeld-Wen aluminum clad wood sliding door.

I thought I had it just right. However, now that it has gotten real cold here, I noticed that there is some air coming in between the door where they meet in the middle.

I know the problem is that I didn't get the fixed panel seated all the way. I was having trouble with it when I installed it, but I didn't want to bang on it anymore because it was starting to bend the aluminum cladding.

Does anyone have any nice tricks for getting this fixed panel seated a little better. Looks like I just need to get it to go about another 1/4" and the seal will be complete.

Thanks a bunch

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Installing sliding patio door


Was the rough opening the correct size?
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:44 PM   #3
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yes, the door itself fits in the opening just fine and it is square and everything slides well.

This door was shipped knocked down, not put together.

So, when I put it together and installed the outside fixed panel, it was just very tight putting it in the frame. I think I just didn't push it in far enough.

I am thinking I need to come up with some kind of spreader or leverage to ease the panel that last quarter of an inch. Just not sure how to go about that.
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