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upinsmoke 06-04-2010 03:43 AM

How do I remove sliding glass doors?
 
I searched and couldn't find the answer to this. I'm finishing a basement and went to bring the shower enclosure through the door and - whoops - won't fit. Yeh, I know - measure first:wallbash:

I know that the height can be adjusted from screws on the ends of the doors and that the doors should "lift" out but. . . I can't figure out the adjustment method and the doors won't lift high enough to come out of the track - it's very close, just no cigar.

I can't find any manufacturers information and the only clue I can give is that there are two screws at the bottom end of the doors - a small silver one over top of a larger gold one?

Any ideas on how to get them out?
Thanks,
Rick

oh'mike 06-04-2010 05:12 AM

On Anderson--any many other brands --the moving door is kept in place by a strip of wood or plastic at the top of the frame,on the inside.

Look up and see if there is a row of screws on the top near the trim.

Post a picture--that will help.--Mike--

xxPaulCPxx 06-04-2010 05:51 AM

You might need to turn the screws to lower them enough so it will tilt out.

kwikfishron 06-04-2010 06:16 AM

Yep, some of those doors can be stubborn to get out. As Mike said there might be a trim strip at the top. If so you will see either screws or the plugs covering them. If not what I do is take a thin piece of metal, usually a scrap of flashing but I suppose a thin putty knife would work and as someone is lifting the door use the metal to slide under the roller. It should then just pop out.

upinsmoke 06-05-2010 04:41 AM

Thanks - as it turns out kwikfish was right. I took out every screw I could find and the damn door still wouldn't come out. My framers showed up and gave me a hand.

One of them lifted the door - the other pried the wheel up one at a time and was able to get the door out. Then, while out, I lubed them (lightly) and made sure the wheels were screwed all the way into the retracted position and although it went back in - it was really close.

Thanks for the help.


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