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    Default sliding door - rail fixings

    Hi guys.

    Wondering if you can help me out.

    I'm wanting to help my mate set up a rail to hang doors from.

    She wants to use an LVL, which will remain exposed (her taste, she likes the look of them), screwed to the lintel (hardwood) above the doorway and hang the rail underneath the LVL with brackets (see pics) every 600mm.

    The 2 doors are 50kg each (so not that heavy). The rail is rated for way more than that.

    First question is regarding the fixing of brackets to the LVL (see pics) and the suitability of an M12 coach screw perhaps. Something else?

    Secondly attaching the LVL through the plasterboard and into the hardwood lintel. Would the same arrangement be ok?

    Cheers, Su.

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    I'd be using 100 mm batten screws for the lintel/lvl connection and the coach screws sound fine for the brackets. You could also use 50 mm batten screws with a M10 washer under the head to give an interesting look. Pre drill the lvl regardless.

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    Cheers, Ringtail. Was hoping I'd hear from you, being LVLs and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shauck View Post
    Cheers, Ringtail. Was hoping I'd hear from you, being LVLs and all.
    Your friend has good taste too

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    Stu

    Check clearance between carrage of wheels and head of batten screw, also don't forget to put wheels in track before you fix in place if ends are covered

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    If I'm looking at it correctly, the track is held by the brackets and the brackets have a tag for the mounting which puts the mounting batten screw / bolt out of the picture as far as interference goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ringtail View Post
    Your friend has good taste too
    That's true. She likes me.

    Quote Originally Posted by ringtail View Post
    If I'm looking at it correctly, the track is held by the brackets and the brackets have a tag for the mounting which puts the mounting batten screw / bolt out of the picture as far as interference goes.
    Yep.

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    Good

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    Quote Originally Posted by shauck View Post
    Cheers, Ringtail. Was hoping I'd hear from you, being LVLs and all.
    Yes, he's LVL headed

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    Very good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bob View Post
    Yes, he's LVL headed
    clever bob


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