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  1. General DIY Discussions
    So I'm trying to get a couch into our condo and it will not fit through the front door. The only plausible way would be to get it through the sliding patio door. Removing the sliding door was very simple but the fixed panel doesn't seem to want to move. It had two plastic brackets on the top...
  2. Windows and Doors
    I have a glass door that is part of 3-panel glass patio door that was put in before I moved to this house in 1987. The dead bolt/latch/lockset is broken in the locked position and I'm trying to ID the make/model to try to find a replacement or compatible lockset. The only thing I have to go by...
  3. Windows and Doors
    Hello DIY'ers I need some quick advice on a patio door that was installed at my place by a company called FENTEK in Montreal, Canada. Since these are not regular sized doors, they had to custom manufacture according to my door frame size. They finished the install today and I am very...
  4. Flooring
    We're having an ant issue that has to do with our flooring. They are coming in through a crack between the patio door and where the tile grout ends (see photo). Should we fill this floor crack with something - or could that ruin the tile if it gets too cold and expands? I don't want to ruin...
  5. Windows and Doors
    I'm replacing an old wooden patio sliding door. The opening is about 72" by 80". I've been told be an installer that some work would have to be done to make the opening smaller for a new vinyl replacement door. I can get the Jeld-Wen for $300, which seems great. Here are a couple options...
  6. Windows and Doors
    Hello, I have a patio sliding glass door with one panel that is fogged up. I looked for the name of the manufacturer, but didn't find one. The only marking that I located was this one: Guardian Carleton, MI ANSI X97.1 1984 GCC 933 1/8u CFR 1201 II Safety Tempered If there is anyone who...
  7. Windows and Doors
    I have a 72x96 sliding vinyl patio door and the frame is not plumb. I can slide the door panel into the frame but have to push out on the handle to do so. The rollers are fine and it slides fine until it hits the frame as it closes. My gut is that it was not installed properly but now I need...
  8. Windows and Doors
    I want to cut out the rot at the bottom of my patio door frame (not sure that is the term - it is the center "beam" of a hinged door), but it measures 2.0" x 2.25" and I am not sure the best way to replace that. I thought about joining three 1xs to get the 2.25", but three pieces of wood...
  9. Windows and Doors
    Hi, We recently purchased a small vacation home. The patio door on the home needs to be replaced...we are not sure of our long term plan on this wall (we might add on to the home)...so did not want to invest in an expensive door yet. So...we purchased a used patio door. However, I am now...
  10. Building & Construction
    I finally took the plunge this weekend and tear away my old sliding patio door and install a new French Patio door. After tearing out the old sliding door, I found that my initial measure was a bit off for the rough opening. Now that I installed the new doors, there is a gap of over 1 inch...
  11. Building & Construction
    I have a house built in the 1950s. At some point, a prior owner had a sliding patio door installed (I say that assuming that it is not original). It is an all wood one that is heavy/difficult to slide, and the hardware is not in the best of shape. I have tried to use silicone lubricant on the...
  12. Remodeling
    We just installed a new sliding patio door. We are not satisfied with it because the opening is only 30 inches. Is it unreasonable to ask the company we ordered it from to exchange for a larger door. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
  13. Windows and Doors
    I'm looking at replacing a french patio door. I'm looking at Reliabilt or Pella. What kind of quality does Reliabilt have? Thanks.
  14. Windows and Doors
    Hello all, My project is to convert a bay window to a patio door on our back deck. I recently purchased a Andersen Patio door 8' wide x 6'8" tall. I took measurements beforehand on the bay window I will be replacing and everything looked fine. Now that we are planning to install tomorrow I...
  15. Windows and Doors
    I recently picked up - for dirt cheap - a very nice Anderson sliding patio door. The problem - its a 6" door and I have 4" walls. I live in the cold northeast so replacing my old aluminum framed door that has a broken thermopane seal is high on the project list before winter. I was originally...
  16. Interior Decorating
    Hello, my wife and I live in a condo which was, at one point an single house. There were several additions. The patio was turned into a room. Now we have a very cool looking room with brick on several walls but there is a patio door inside the house. We do not know what to do with it. We...
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