Step 8: Secure All Parts

replacing weatherstripping on a sliding door
Photo: John Gruen
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• Where the sliding panel's frame overlaps the fixed panel, orient the new weatherstripping with its flap facing as indicated on the instructions. Align the top end with the shadow line of the head stop, and secure the flange tightly along the door's edge.

• Drill a 1/8-inch-diameter pilot hole at each of the holes in the flange and drive the screws provided.

• Do the same on the fixed panel so the two strips interlock.

• Glue the jamb-side strip in place with a plastic adhesive. Clean up smudges and fingerprints with alcohol.
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    Tools List

    • flathead screwdriver
      Flathead screwdriver
    • sawhorse
      Sawhorse
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • block wood
      Wood block
    • putty knife
      Putty knife
    • needlenose pliers
      Plier

    Shopping List

    1. NEW ROLLER ASSEMBLIES
    (if needed)

    2. DENATURED ALCOHOL

    3. SILICONE SPRAY

    4. PARAFFIN WAX BLOCK5. WEATHERSTRIPPING
    (if needed)

    6. PLASTIC GLUE

    7. HANDS-FREE LOCK
    (optional)