How to: Install a Sliding Door – Senator by P C Henderson

How to: Install a Sliding Door – Senator by P C Henderson


The Senator kit is ideal for entrance
doors and room dividers. Designed for timber, timber framed and composite doors weighing up to 30 kilograms, this system offers an alternative method of access between two rooms. The kit Track, top hangers, screw pack, guides and stops. The tools Drill, tape measure, spirit level, 10 millimeter spanner,
screwdriver (electric or manual), set square. Fitting the hangers to the door Firstly we need to attach the hardware to the door. Start by marking out the two
hanger positions from each edge of the door. There are two distances depending on the width of the door to be hung. Please refer to the fitting instructions within the kit to determine this distance. Line the hanger plate with the
edge of the door and then mark out the pilot holes for the hanger screws. Drill the two pilot holes for each
hanger. Then, using an electric or manual
screwdriver, attach the hangers to the door using the screws provided in the
kit, ensuring that the wheel is facing the correct way. Installing the track to the wall Measure the location of the track height from the floor and clearly mark out with a
pencil. Position the track onto the wall and
check it is level using a spirit level. Using a pencil draw a line along the top
of the full length of the track. Holding the track firmly in place,
screw the first track fixing into the wall. Check the track level again and
screw the second wall fixing in place at the opposite end of the track. Once you are happy that the track is
still all level, use the other screws to secure the track in place. Hanging the door on the track Now we can hang the door. Adjust the hangers to their mid set position. There are two ways of hanging the door
on the track, the easiest way is to slide the door in from the end of the track.
However if the space is limited and this is not possible then you can lift the
door onto the track at a 30-degree angle to locate the hangers and then gently
hang the door vertically. Test that the door is running correctly and smoothly
by sliding the door up and down the track. Using the adjustment screw built into the hangers, adjust the height of the door so there is the correct
clearance gap under the door and level off the door if required. Use a spirit
level to check this. Fitting the guide to the floor Once the door is in place, we
need to fit the floor guide. Assemble the guide as per the instructions. Position the guide under the door and on the floor against the jamb frame and mark out the pilot hole positions. Drill
the pilot holes with the electric drill if necessary. Using the electric or
manual screwdriver, use the screws provided in the kit to secure the guides
to the opening frame. Adjust the guide to the correct width of the door and
tighten the screws to lock in place. Fitting the stops Now we need to attach the stops so that the door doesn’t run out of the track in operation. Locate a suitable position on the wall for the stops and fix them into place. Final adjustments Finally, if necessary, adjust the door hangers so it slides 5 millimeters above the floor for
smooth operation and with no obstructions. Additional accessories such
as lock, pelmets and handles are available for this system. Visit
www.pchenderson.com for more information.

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