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Door wheel for sliding glass door (old door) #926880
11/13/17 08:22 PM
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So I work for a glazing company, which my grandparents own. They're set in their ways and if they can't find the part I'm looking for, we can't get it. I'm trying to find out if anyone knows any website to be able to search for this wheel for a friend's door. I took out the old wheel and replaced it with a plastic one. The wheel assembly is still metal, but the one side broke off. When I put the door back into the frame, the screw head holding the wheel under the door popped off (I don't think I over tightened it, they're just crummy screws).


That's a picture of the wheel. It's a two part wheel, the two pieces slide into each other. The door only has wheels on the bottom. So all I need to do is know where to look to find two replacement wheels. Or if anyone knows what kind I should be looking for. The strybuc catalog at work only seems to carry the new wheels.

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Re: Door wheel for sliding glass door (old door) [Re: GlazierGuy007] #926881
11/13/17 08:53 PM
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Welcome to HW.

Can you identify the door make/model and age?

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Re: Door wheel for sliding glass door (old door) [Re: GlazierGuy007] #926884
11/13/17 09:50 PM
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Any advice given here is general in nature. Local codes always trump advice given on a internet bulletin board. When in doubt consult your local codes enforcement agency.
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Re: Door wheel for sliding glass door (old door) [Re: JMac] #926895
11/13/17 11:34 PM
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There should be a name somewhere, but often not. I hate when people are ashamed to identify their products. Another try, swisco.com, door/window hardware.

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Re: Door wheel for sliding glass door (old door) [Re: JMac] #926907
11/14/17 01:15 AM
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I went through the part list and didn't see mine, thanks for the help though!

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Re: Door wheel for sliding glass door (old door) [Re: CabinConnection] #926908
11/14/17 01:16 AM
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The house interior walls are made of plaster rather than drywall, so I suspect very old. I couldn't find a name listed anywhere on the door.
@CabinConnection , and thanks for the welcoming.

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Re: Door wheel for sliding glass door (old door) [Re: GlazierGuy007] #926959
11/14/17 04:07 PM
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You might want to give them a call. They might have some suggestions on something you could retro-fit.


Any advice given here is general in nature. Local codes always trump advice given on a internet bulletin board. When in doubt consult your local codes enforcement agency.
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Re: Door wheel for sliding glass door (old door) [Re: GlazierGuy007] #926984
11/14/17 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted By GlazierGuy007
I couldn't find a name listed anywhere on the door.

Sometimes it's on a hinge, or etched in the glass, or on the top edge, or not at all... whistle

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Re: Door wheel for sliding glass door (old door) [Re: CabinConnection] #927551
11/27/17 12:50 AM
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In my contracting days I frequently ran into that problem. I always managed to find the part in a catalog of a full-line hardware store. But I have never seen anything like the photo. You will probably have to sub something similar.

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Re: Door wheel for sliding glass door (old door) [Re: GlazierGuy007] #927568
11/27/17 12:11 PM
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I assume the wheel is frozen???? I don't see anything broken?? Try soaking it in Kroil, available at some hardware stores and online. Really works to free up jammed stuff.

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