Step 2: Adjust the clamps

Adjusting the clamps.
Photo: Kolin Smith
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As you tighten the screws that hold the lintel clamps to the upper, rear frame of the doors, note that the screws fit into a slot milled in the clamps. This slot allows you to adjust the clamps up or down to precisely align them with the underside of the lintel that runs across the top of the firebox opening.

Next, screw the two L-shaped floor brackets in place at the bottom of the door.

Tip: Never lay the glass-door unit on its front or you will damage the doors.
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    GLASS DOOR KIT

    Comes with everything you will need for the installation, including all brackets, screws, anchors, and insulation. [BR] Many doors come in standard sizes, and larger distributors keep popular sizes in stock. Otherwise, you will need to order the door, which can take up to eight weeks. [BR]Measure the size of your firebox opening, both horizontally and vertically. Make sure to measure in a couple of places and note the smallest measurement for each so the door will slide into the space. Also measure the width and height of your surround between any protruding parts of the mantel. A narrow surround may require a smaller door to accommodate the overlap at the firebox edge.