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Old 06-11-2019, 02:20 PM   #1
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Old Sliding Door Re Hanging


Have a POS old bi pass closet doors can't get the doors to re hang on metal tracks. Get one the other pops off, tried to straighten hangers etc...

Any tips for getting doors back on tracks?

Spent 45 mins trying and nothing worked....
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:43 PM   #2
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new rollers & track....

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I've had to put one door / roller on the track. Then attach the other roller (already loose on the track) to the door from inside the closet.

Spray some Teflon or Silicone on the track. Not WD 40 --- oil attracts dust and grime.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:14 PM   #4
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Very frustrating dealing with 45 yr old hardware. Will tell client to pony up for new track and hardware. Not worth my sanity to try put lipstick on pig!
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Very frustrating dealing with 45 yr old hardware. Will tell client to pony up for new track and hardware. Not worth my sanity to try put lipstick on pig!
Pony up? they are $15 for the whole kit including the handles.
you wasted that much time farting around with them
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Did you take the rollers off? If so, did you mix up the rollers? There are long reach and short reach.

Maybe trying to place the wrong door in the forward position if you didn't take the rollers off.

The long reach goes on the forward door.

Just reset a few of these up your way.

Set the rear door first, tilt bottom out about 30, set in track, allow it to hang plumb, front door goes on the same way.

Thinking about it, I'll be back up there this weekend.

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