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Old 03-16-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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A customer of mine has what has turned out to be a sliding door that has seen it's better days and is leaking causing ceiling damage below. It was an inexpensive one used for a pre-fab home. I'm replacing it with an Andersen.

I just got in a single replacement door for another job (the door warped and was covered under Andersen's warranty) and it weighs in at 98 lbs.

The slider will go on a 3rd story balcony exit. Naturally, the staircases leading up the different levels are not able to handle the dimensions of the whole thing assembled.

My question...do these doors typically come fairly well packed/braced so if the sliders are taken out the frame will not rack? With a helper, we can get the individual doors up and raise the frame up with ropes.

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Old 03-16-2013, 11:30 AM   #2
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Re: Dealing With A Double Sliding Glass Door...


Make an exterior frame around the jambs out of 2x, do your cross braceing so it won't fall out either direction, That should also give you something solid to attach to.


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We've installed ones that are not assembled yet, just 4 pieces and you glue and screw them together.


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We take them out all the time. Years ago, we would muscle up on every window and door unit. Nowadays, we remove a lot of sashes and door panels. Just be sure to square everything up once the whole unit is reassembled.
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Andersen slider frames are assembled on site aren't they?
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Andersen slider frames are assembled on site aren't they?
Yes. You could order them assembled too. The frame is in one box. Door panels are in two other boxes. Screen in another box.
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Didn't know that. I'll check with the distributor Monday.
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