06:51PM | 11/08/01
Member Since: 11/07/01
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I have a sliding glass door that needs a new track. The problem is I dont know who made the door. I've looked all over the door & frame for a name... nothing.

The two doors (double pane, 8'high x 8' wide) are in fine shape for being 7 years old.

My question is... can I use the frame from any manufacturer and use the existing doors? It would seem to me that if I use a frame based on the current door width and hieght it should work.

If not, are there manufacturers you would suggest for a replacement?



03:29AM | 11/09/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
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Hi roguecoyote. I'm thinking that your question might be a difficult one to answer without more information. First, what's wrong with the old track? Second, maybe if you could provide a photo, someone could recognize it sufficiently to help with a brand name.


05:03AM | 11/09/01
Member Since: 11/07/01
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As far as what is wrong with the track... the door wore down the solid slider rail, to the point that the rollers were riding on the tray supporting the rail. Then the rollers ate into the tray causing the tray to split. The split is about a foot long on both sides of the rail. Now when the door opens the rollers fall into the area they split in the tray and the door drags.

Sorry no pictures.

The tracks on display at Home Depot look to be very close. So if the doors are the same width shouldn't the ones at Home Depot work?


02:55PM | 11/09/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
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8' sliding glass doors are notorious for wearing down the track, they are just to heavy. Most manufacturers mark their product with removable labels, one place you can look if they are double pane, is between the glass.



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