wardrobe doors

Old 02-16-04, 11:34 PM
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I had new carpeting installed afew years ago and some time later I discovered that the workmen forgot to put the bottom guides for the closet doors in two of the bedrooms. The doors slide right to left or left to right( I guess what I'm trying to say they don't slide out into the room). One bedroom closet is downstairs on a slab and the other is upstairs on a wood floor. With the new carpeting down, I can't see any old holes or other markings where the guides were before the new carpeting. If you could tell me how to install these guides I would appreciate it. Thank-you for your time
Old 02-17-04, 10:17 AM
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sliding closet doors

Hi & thanks for your question. i've moved it from the Painting forum into the Doors & Windows forum, where i think it will be better handled.

thanks & good luck!
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These are called by-pass doors. The guide is a narrow (about an inch wide) metal and nylon thing that is adjustable for the thickness of your doors. You'll find the guides at any big box store or lumber yard, and most most hardware stores.

Locating the guide is pretty simple. It goes in the center of the opening for the closet, so that both doors will always be in contact with it. Install it right where the doors hang -- you don't want the guide to force them into the closet, or into the room.

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