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    sliding glass door threshold mod help

    ok, we just had a nice stamped, colored concrete patio put on off the back. access is through our sliding glass door. im trying to figure out something i can put over the rails/threshhold so i dont break the plastic rolling over them all the time. so far we cut a piece of wood same depth and drop it in where the glass door slides, it works but looking for other options.
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    One of the better solutions would be to replace the slider with a zero clearance threshold atrium door. Everything else is a work-around.
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    True, but not an option.
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    post a picture. One workaround would be a 2"x? wooden drop-over threshold hollowed underneath and beveled at both ends. Or make two separate pieces (each beveled on one edge) to raise you above the door track that you fasten on each side of door and leave in place .

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    True, but not an option.
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    lots like this.
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    We had wooden thresholds built like these:

    http://hardware.hardwarestore.com/73...ld-619707.aspx

    They went outside the frame of the slider, are are low enough that Matt doesn't have a problem rolling over them. They don't run the entire length of the door, just as wide as the opening for the door.
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    For our sliding door I use this 1" rise threshold E-Z Access ramp, that was purchased from Spin Life.

    http://www.spinlife.com/E-Z-Access-1...?productID=633

    They also have them in sizes up to a 6" rise for different threshold styles.

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    great ideas guys. ill shoot a pic. see my issue is the patio is a tad lower than the house floor, so putting a threshhold on inside and out makes it tricky. currently i have a makeshift threshhold on patio side and a 1/4 in square piece that i drop in the track where the door slides, these take the pressure. im just wanting something more pleasing to the eye
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    We have the same thing - 8 foot sliding door. My father made wooden little (like) thresholds for both inside and outside and our son has used for 11 years now with a power chair and no problem and they look good to.

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    I have what are called a Diestco Nosing Ramp, on both sides of 6 foot sliders. They come in three thicknesses and are 36 inches long.
    I have been running a 700 pound load (me and power chair) back and forth for 3 years with no breakage.

    www.lakesidemobility.com click- store, search - nosing ramps
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