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        I am trying to replace my sliding glass door and can't find a similar replacement. It is a single sided sliding glass door and the track is on the outside running against the wall. Is this a standard door or did the guy who owned the house before me rig something up? Thanks for the comments.

         
        Posts: 2 | Location: United States | Registered: Aug 28, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        From the look of it this was once a 'normal' slider - in that there was a sliding panel and a fixed glass one too. It appears that they removed the fixed glass and walled in that space, keeping the track on the outside.

        So basically it's a custom door made from stock sliding door pieces.


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        Posts: 10500 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Thanks Jaybee. I thought that at first, but there is only one groove in the track. I chipped away the stucco and there's just concrete block, no second side to the track. The house was built in 1971 and there is an exact duplicate door in the living room(this one is by the kitchen). I am trying to find a replacement for it. Is there a new door like this or do I need to change to a french door?
         
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        Three options:

        1. Find a new version of the original door. As it was built in 1971 and big, sliding doors are not as popular as they were then, probably not going to happen.

        2. Replace it with a different door. AS long as you have rough-opening sizes that will be compatible with stock door sizes, this should not be too difficult. Or too expensive, depending on what type of door you get.

        3. Check with a local glass shop to see if they can make you a duplicate door. The door is basically an aluminum frame with glass and some rollers. As long as the rollers match up with the track, this should be a viable option.


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        Posts: 10500 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        It appears to be a cut down 8-foot slider....
        http://www.houzz.com/8-foot-Mi...luminum-Sliding-Door



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