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WANTED: Wheels for sliding screen door

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by CdnJess, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. CdnJess

    CdnJess New Member

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    Hi.
    Our sliding screen doors on the builder's patio doors on our townhouse are on life support. Our toddler is helping them on their way to inevitable death. I'm wondering if anyone is discarding an old screen door, or has one lying around they'd be willing to let me have for parts. I'm in need of the spring-loaded wheels that fit into the bottom frame of the door that ride the track.

    I've been to all the hardware stores, and cannot find the parts. If anyone has parts they would like to get rid of, or knows where I can find them, I'd be most grateful.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Imaginary Friend

    Imaginary Friend New Member

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    The Home Depot in Ashburn sells the replacement spring loaded wheels you are looking for. I've replaced mine twice in the last few years.

    I don't remember where exactly in the store they are, but I usually head over to where the sliding glass doors are sold and whoever is working there points me in the right direction.

    The spring loaded wheels come in a sealed plastic bag and I remember it only costing a few bucks.

    Hope this helps....
     
  3. CdnJess

    CdnJess New Member

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    Thanks for the tip, Imaginary Friend. We've perused the selection at the local hardwares and not found the exact part. Maybe I missed it?

    There is a spring loaded version there, but the spring is twice the length and double-backed on itself. One neighbor forced his into the door, but he won't be able to remove it if he needs to replace it again. <sigh>

    I'm hoping that someone out there might be changing their patio door setup and still have the wheels on their screen door intact to salvage. We have a Townhouse built circa 1998 by Miller and Smith, if that helps.

    Thanks.

     
  4. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    CdnJess and others--

    Here a great company to purchase window, storm and patio doors, and other types of windows and doors for replacement parts. This company carries over 5 million parts of all types--yes, I said 5 million. Great company that we have used in the past.

    If you know the manufacturer of the door (or window), that will help. If not, just email or call the company. Web site/info is below.

    www.pickenswindowparts.com (Pickens Window Parts site/info for all types of hardware for windows and styles of doors. Great resource!!)

    Good luck--

    Foodie
     
  5. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    CdnJess and others--

    I forgot to mention that Pickens Window Parts also can furnish replacement parts for ALL styles of closet doors, interior and exterior doors, and all styles of windows (new and old). Also, it does not matter if the window or door is vinyl, wood, or aluminum clad.

    Phone number for Pickens Window Parts (based in Cincinnati, OH) is--

    Pickens Window Parts
    Phone (800)401-4432
    www.pickenswindowparts.com (Pickens Window Parts site/info.)

    Foodie
     

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