How To Install Sliding Doors – DIY At Bunnings

How To Install Sliding Doors – DIY At Bunnings

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I’m gonna show you how to install some sliding
doors. The tools I’m going to be using are my impact
driver and drill. I’ve got my ruler and tape, pencil and drill bits. My spanner, screwdriver,
my door tracks, screws, door stops, a square for doing some lines. I’ve got my work horses
here for putting my doors on so I can install the top of my door tracks. Step ladder, spare
level, my two tracks and, of course, my two doors. The type of doors I’m going to use are some
made-to-order doors that are a little bit higher than a standard door. I’ve also got
some glassing that will allow the light to pass through the room. But you can pick solid
timber doors, doors that suit your style that already are in your house. Painted or stained,
there is many different styles you can use, so pick which one’s the best. My first step is to put my tracks up. I need
to find the center of the door opening itself. To do that, I’m gonna measure it, center it,
and then put a mark up in here. It will tell me exactly the center of the doorway and,
that way, I can put either track on either side. It is important, when you’re looking at installing
sliding doors that you do check with the instructions that come with your kit. They will tell you
the heights that you need above your door for your track height and your runner height
and any recommended floor clearances as well. One of the other thing that you will need
to do is make sure that the timber you’re fixing to is nice and level as well. And it
is reasonably crucial that when you put your roller’s tracks in that they are nice and
level. I’ve worked out the height that I need my
track to go into. I’m now going to drill and screw it into position. I’ve got the first track up. Now, it’s the
same process. We’ll also put the second side of the track up. I’m now gonna install the wheels for the doors
to run along the track. Now, again, referring back to the instructions that come with your
kit, my instructions tell me that the edge of my roller must be 75 mil away from the
edge of my door. So now what I’m going to do is I’m going to measure/mark those. Once
that’s done, we’ll pre-drill and screw those onto the door. I’ve now measured and marked according to
my instructions, and I’ve put a center line in there so I can pre-drill and screw my wheel
on. Now, I’ll do the same thing on the other side of the door, and repeat that same process
on my second door. I’m going to hang my door now onto my track.
What I’ve done is I’ve loosened this off a little bit. It makes it a little bit easier
to try and get it sitting up on top of the track. Of course, if you find that those doors
are a little bit too big for you, you can get a friend to give you a hand. So this is my door guide I’m now gonna install.
It needs to be done before doing my final adjustments. It’s adjustable in its width.
So, it’s designed to go at the base of the door, and it stops the door from flapping
around. It just keeps it running nice and smooth at the floor. Instructor: When installing a door guide to
the base of your door, consider the finished height of your door and any floor coverings
you’ve got. I’ve installed both door runners now and that
keeps the bottom of both doors nice and aligned, and nice and secure. Now I’m gonna adjust the height of both doors
and make sure they’re in line. I’ve got this door in the center. I now need to bring this
one along to meet it. And with the adjustments at the top, I can now get the height right
and close up this gap down the middle. So I’m gonna use this spanner here. That will
allow me to lift the door up and down, and make final adjustments to make sure they’re
all nice and flush. Next step will be to install the bump stops.
What those do is they stop the door from traveling too far in either direction. These holes are
pre-drilled to take these bump stops. So it’s just a matter of aligning the bump stop over
those holes, closest one to the wheel on top of the door, and that’s where I fit it off. I’ve installed the center bump stops on the
door now. The next thing I need to do is install these end stops. That stops the door from
traveling off the end of the track. I’ve got three holes up in the top there. That’s used
for locating the screws through this bump stop, and also secures the last part of the
track. And that’s the installation finished. The
last thing I do now is to really tidy that you put a pelmet over the top, and that’s
how you install sliding doors.

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