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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    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"
    Paul Magill B.com
    Bluekiwi Property Consulting

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    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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    Quote 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 at 09:03 PM.


 

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