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Rotor

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262 posts

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Hi Just wondering if anyone has any experience of removing the fixed non sliding glazed side of the door. I need some new furniture and it wont fit through the normal opening side, and therefore need to take out the fixed side, If I can? Any idea what this would involve or if even possibe with out wrecking the whole patio door?
Thanks inadvance P.

Toffer

1,481 posts

141 months

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You can generally carefully remove the glazing beading and remove the glazed panel. I suggest that you get two 8" - 125lb glazing suction cups and a strong friend to assist you with lifting the double glazed panel (they are heavy). You may also want some roller blocks to help manoeuvre the panel once it is out of the frame. Personally, I would get a glazing company to assist you (that is insured), it will take them no more than half an hour!

Rotor

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yep feared it would be a bit involved, I'll call some locals out for a qoute, thinking about it, If I 'blow' the unit(s) the cost could go soaring anyhow.
P.

h0b0

1,955 posts

76 months

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Patio doors from the 90's can be taken off the runners with out damage as this is how most of the houses where I lived got broken into. Once you are done they can be put back on the runners then you may want to consider better security....

Rotor

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262 posts

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Yep no problem removing the slidding door on the runners its the fixxed side I need out, to allow full access! removing just the slidding door gives not much more or the same as a standard door way.
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saleen836

2,319 posts

89 months

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There should be a few fixings that hold the non-sliding door in place, when the doors are fitted the frame gets put in with the build then the doors fitted afterward.

jeff m

3,866 posts

138 months

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saleen836 said:
There should be a few fixings that hold the non-sliding door in place, when the doors are fitted the frame gets put in with the build then the doors fitted afterward.
Mine are like that too.
You will probably find the non slider actually has the little wheels too.

R60EST

2,340 posts

62 months

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The non sliding door is usually prevented from moving by an infill piece in the head and cill of the sub-frame. Prise them out with a scraper , the one on the cill might be screwed in , the screws are sometimes hidden under a rubber strip. Once you have removed the threshold and head infill check for small angle brackets holding the fixed door in place , remove if present . The door should then slide across to the middle where it can be lifted out.

Should take no more than 5 minutes


Edited by R60EST on Saturday 14th November 15:54

Rotor

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262 posts

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OK seems after taking a good look at, Remove sliding door. Then remove rubber strips, remove glass, Remove bolted in midle vertical bar section. Its the removing the glass that now worries me. I thought originally I could take out fixed side complete, ie Glass and frame. I would think the odds are stacked up against me to remove a large double glazed unit and lean or lay it down with out twisting or cracking the corners, so because of this.....`I'm out'
In come the glaziers

Edited by Rotor on Saturday 14th November 18:12

dickbastardly

311 posts

88 months

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If it where me i would take a big hammer and a the largest screwdriver in the tool box and then have a go with that smash....then after i had broken the patio doors that you dont really want i would replace with nice new bi-folding ones!!
easy peasy job done!! thumbup

I have only fitted one pair of patio doors and from memory the fixed door slides into place then you screw in some retainers to stop it sliding out. should be as simple as removing these and sliding it out!!
HTH
Andy

Rotor

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262 posts

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OK I'll have a beter look in the day light in the morning, trouble is I would love some Bi-fold doors, but we have a matching Sliding door at right angles to this one for the kitchen so ££££, and all I wanted/she wants is new furniture for Xmas, which will prob. not even arrive in time now
things you do to keep them happy.

V12Les

2,787 posts

76 months

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After a night like last night couldn't you "arrange" something so as to claim on the insurance?...scratchchinidea

Rotor

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Just thinking the same thing!
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