Floor Guide for By-Pass Doors

Old 08-06-07, 07:42 AM
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Floor Guide for By-Pass Doors

I have someone coming to carpet a new bedroom in our basement tomorrow. The room has a closet with a 54" opening in which I will put by-pass sliding doors. Do I need to install the floor guide for these doors before he carpets the room, or can I just screw it down throught the carpet into the concrete floor after the carpet is installed? I just figured I would pre=drill, and use some tapcon screws to fasten it down.

Old 08-06-07, 11:04 AM
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Do the carpet first, then just screw the guide on top of the carpet.
Old 08-06-07, 03:29 PM
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I agree, it can go down after the carpet. In some cases, with carpet pad and thick carpet, you'll want to cut out a small section of carpet, and install a solid wood shim underneath your floor guide. If there is no pad or the carpet is thin, it can go right on the carpet, no problem.
Old 08-06-07, 03:45 PM
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By all means, cut an area out, or at least a couple of x's where the screws will go. If you don't and a screw grabs a thread of the carpet, well let's just say it wont be a happy day in your house. Berber is the worst, so be careful.

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