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    Sliding Door Hardware Question

    I was wondering how this sliding door hardware is installed? The sheaves look like they might be installed by drilling into the inside of the bottom rail - or by putting the bottom rail together in three sections (face, middle, back) leaving a slots or spaces for the sheaves. It doesn't look like a biscuit cutter would work due to being too wide.

    Or maybe I'm missing the easy installation method.
    I couldn't find anything online or from the manufacturer.
    Thanks for any help!

    Or DUH, would one mortise a slot?
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    Nov 2006
    Wes, that looks a lot like the sliders that I use on the Andersen windowall doors I install....actually the screen portion of the door.

    It is in this case a continous piece with a "slot" for the slider. I have never installed them since they come to me already to "pop" into the frame.

    Don't know if that helps, but it's the best I got.

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    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Quote Originally Posted by Wes Bischel View Post
    Or DUH, would one mortise a slot?
    We'll I've never used them but that how I would do it.
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    Constantine, MI
    Same here - mortise, just like you might do for a latch or lockset
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    Thank you gents. I'm not sure I'm going to use them, but I was curious about the time/methods used for installation.

    Thanks for the information and support.


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