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  • Ranchslider Repairs - anyone besides "Exceed Franchise"

    Seems to be the bane of my life (well one of them), and that's getting Aluminium Ranchsliders (and their frames) repaired.

    Does anyone know anyone, builder, handyman, magical voodoo metal worker, who can fix these things, hammer them into submission.

    I find that "Exceed" like all franchises, it quite expensive, I would rather have a one man band chap who can fix these things to come in and look at it.

    Must be the age of house, 60's and 70's that I deal with, that I am forever having these issues.

    And Exceed always come around and charge an arm and a leg, and can only fix basic easy stuff anyway.
    And they are not overly skilled, and just say something like, oh yeah the tracks are bent and the frame is already out of shape, and you need to replace one or both of those for some crazy price.

    Well, I already bloody know that, which is why I asked them out to "FIX THE PROBLEM" !!!!

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    Silly question, but have you approached any installers to see if they have repair-persons on the books who can have a look?

    Doesn't have to be the same brand, but you might get lucky.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bluekiwi View Post
      Seems to be the bane of my life (well one of them), and that's getting Aluminium Ranchsliders (and their frames) repaired.

      Does anyone know anyone, builder, handyman, magical voodoo metal worker, who can fix these things, hammer them into submission.

      I find that "Exceed" like all franchises, it quite expensive, I would rather have a one man band chap who can fix these things to come in and look at it.

      Must be the age of house, 60's and 70's that I deal with, that I am forever having these issues.

      And Exceed always come around and charge an arm and a leg, and can only fix basic easy stuff anyway.
      And they are not overly skilled, and just say something like, oh yeah the tracks are bent and the frame is already out of shape, and you need to replace one or both of those for some crazy price.

      Well, I already bloody know that, which is why I asked them out to "FIX THE PROBLEM" !!!!
      For small or nichey types of jobs I find builderscrack.co.nz quite useful.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sportsvee View Post
        Silly question, but have you approached any installers to see if they have repair-persons on the books who can have a look?

        Doesn't have to be the same brand, but you might get lucky.
        Not a bad idea that, I might find out

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Merlot Mike View Post
          For small or nichey types of jobs I find builderscrack.co.nz quite useful.
          Yeah I was wondering that, might give it a go too

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          • #6
            In Auckland?

            Give Jaco Le Roux of Aluminium Door and Window Services a call
            021912245

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            • #7
              Hi Bluekiwi,

              As mentioned previously, Builders crack is great and even 'No Cowboys.com' is another great avenue....
              Fraser Wilkinson
              www.managemyrental.co.nz
              Wellington / Lower Hutt / Upper Hutt / Porirua

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              • #8
                Originally posted by flyernzl View Post
                In Auckland?

                Give Jaco Le Roux of Aluminium Door and Window Services a call
                021912245
                Jaco moved to Waiku last week, he no wana go to the shore any more

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                • #9
                  I had a faulty runner for years until I couldn't take it anymore. I pulled the door off the frame, up-ended it, unscrewed the faulty runner, then drove to my local aluminium window company. They were able to provide a replacement runner which fitted perfectly. I can't remember the cost as it was a few years ago now, but it was negligible (ie well short of $100).

                  But yea, failing that, www.builderscrack.co.nz would have been my next port of call...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SimonW View Post
                    I had a faulty runner for years until I couldn't take it anymore. I pulled the door off the frame, up-ended it, unscrewed the faulty runner, then drove to my local aluminium window company. They were able to provide a replacement runner which fitted perfectly. I can't remember the cost as it was a few years ago now, but it was negligible (ie well short of $100).

                    But yea, failing that, www.builderscrack.co.nz would have been my next port of call...
                    Was the door hard to remove ?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Beano View Post
                      Was the door hard to remove ?
                      Not at all. Stand inside the house, slide the door open around half way, grab each side of the door and lift it a cm or two until the bottom of the door is clear of the bottom channel/rail, then angle the bottom of the door towards you, then walk backwards. The door should come out pretty easily. If it's a bigger door then two people might make it easier - one on each end.

                      This may not work if you have more modern multi-stacker doors, but anything from the 90's and earlier it should be fine. Installing is the reverse of the above - Angle top of door away from you and aim it into the top channel, move door to fully vertical position maintaining the top in the top channel, then lower the door into the bottom channel. Job done

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SimonW View Post
                        Not at all. Stand inside the house, slide the door open around half way, grab each side of the door and lift it a cm or two until the bottom of the door is clear of the bottom channel/rail, then angle the bottom of the door towards you, then walk backwards. The door should come out pretty easily. If it's a bigger door then two people might make it easier - one on each end.

                        This may not work if you have more modern multi-stacker doors, but anything from the 90's and earlier it should be fine. Installing is the reverse of the above - Angle top of door away from you and aim it into the top channel, move door to fully vertical position maintaining the top in the top channel, then lower the door into the bottom channel. Job done
                        Sometimes the wheel have a height adjustment and you have to wind the wheels in (usually a screw hole at the ends of the door) to clear the bottom track.

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                        • #13
                          My builder couldn't fix them, it may be a more terminal issue, but then he is a real builder, not a ranch slider repairer.

                          Me, I am the "Anti-Handyman"

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                          • #14
                            Try The Window Doctor. Andrew 0210320656. He is based in Royal Oak but may travel if you can wait until he has several jobs on the shore

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bluekiwi View Post
                              My builder couldn't fix them, it may be a more terminal issue, but then he is a real builder, not a ranch slider repairer.

                              Me, I am the "Anti-Handyman"
                              Here are a couple contacts I have used that have provided good service:

                              Glen & Kim Cunningham 021976346 or 5336166 [email protected] Have used them to replace bearings in a ranchslider

                              Zen Windows 02102390799 - is very good replacing windows stays and hinges, have used him before. Prices very reasonable. [Based in Otahuhu]
                              Last edited by mrsaneperson; 31-05-2018, 09:03 PM.

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