Hollow Core Slide-By closet doors


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Old 04-01-07, 02:55 PM
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Hollow Core Slide-By closet doors

I've got 2 sets of hollow core doors whose upper brackets slip and therefore don't allow the slide-by doors to slide along the tracks & properly open and close. The doors rub against one another scraping the finish off the door. Only the edges of the doors are not hollow where the brackets are screwed into; however they evidently are stripped and don't allow me to securely tighten the brackets. Short of buying new doors, how does one reattach the brackets to the doors?
 
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Old 04-01-07, 03:07 PM
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Do you mean the wheels?
 
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Old 04-01-07, 03:14 PM
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Wheels? No.

The 2 brackets at the top of each door cannot be tighted enough so they don't move. The screw threads are stripped. So no, not the wheels, the brackets at the top need to be retighted but there doesn't seem to be any way to do so since they're stripped...no way to retighten the brackets that you hang the door from. (The wheels on the brackets fit into the track at the top.)
 
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Old 04-01-07, 03:28 PM
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I think we are on the same page here. If the brackets attach to the back of the door, you can just move them to the side a little and screw them back in through fresh holes. If they screw to the top of the door, the fix may be a little more involved. You can also move the brackets a little to one side and reattach. I have seen this hardware on sliding doors where the wheels are captive in the track (Lawrence hardware e.g.) As long as there is sufficient 'meat' left on the interior rail of the door this should work.
 
 

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