How to: Install Sliding Door Hardware – Soltaire by P C Henderson

How to: Install Sliding Door Hardware – Soltaire by P C Henderson

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Soltaire is a sophisticated sliding door
hardware system designed to accommodate interior and exterior doors weighing up
to 120, 180 or 250 kilograms. The system is extremely reliable and offers
exceptional weather and corrosion resistance due to its 316
marine grade stainless steel components. Soft stop and low headroom kits are
available as optional extras. Prior to installation, the door will require some
routing detail to fit the flushpulls and to create the guide channel in the
bottom of the door. The kit Track, brackets and fittings, track stops, floor guide, hangers, apron plates and fixing screws, oval flushpulls. The tools Spanners, drill, drill bits, tape measure, pencil, screwdriver, socket wrench,
spirit level, try square, allen key. Fitting the apron plates Measure along the top edge of the door according to the measurements found in the fitting instructions, and mark with a pencil. Use the try square to draw a vertical line
through the marking, then mark out the center point on this line.
This marks the positioning of where the centre of the apron plate should be
placed. Place the apron plate over the marking into the correct position,
ensuring it is parallel to the edge of the door. Mark the screw holes with the
pencil before screwing into position, creating pilot holes first if necessary. Repeat this step for the second apron
plate on the opposite side. Preparing the track Drill the clearance
holes in the track to attach the bracket. To do this first measure 50 millimeters
along from one end of the track and mark the center position with a pencil. Repeat
this at the opposite end of the track so you have a marking in the center point
at each end. Create two more evenly spaced markings in the middle of the
track so you have four pencil markings all together. Drill holes through each of the four
markings. Load the hangers and stop into one end
of the track. Place the bolt into the first clearance
hole and secure the first bracket into place using the spanner and socket
wrench. Secure the two middle brackets into
position before loading the second stop into the opposite end of the track and
securing the final bracket into position. The hangers and stops should slide
freely in the track. Fitting the track Measure the height of where the center
of the track brackets should be fixed in accordance to the measurements in the
instructions, do this on both sides of the opening. Line up the holes in the
bracket with the marking you just made, using a spirit level to ensure the track
is level. Mark out the rest of the bracket holes
with a pencil. Drill the holes and secure the track into position. Tighten the brackets from underneath the
track to fully secure. Hanging the door Lift the door and hang on to the track. Ensure the door runs smoothly along the
track. Check the clearance along the bottom of the door, ensuring it is of
equal measurement across the entire width. Adjust the hangers accordingly
using the spanner to lift the door up or down. Fixing the floor guide and stops Ensuring the door is level, slide it over the floor guide in order to check its
correct position. Mark out the pilot holes and screw the guide securely into
place. Slide the door into the closed position
in order to get the placement of the doorstop.Tighten the stop into the track using an allen key. Do this on both sides of the track
depending on where you want the final closing and opening positions to be. Flushpulls are provided and can be
fitted separately if required.

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