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Re: Glass sliding door channel...
Reply #6 - Apr 2nd, 2011, 4:59pm
 
Did consider the position, but the problem with bottom drainage is that it gets blocked a lot quicker than one on the end of the channel because the movement of the glass along the channels forces any water and stuff out in front of it - they're also easier to clean out! There is also the problem of sealing the interface between channel and frame if the drainage is through the bottom, putting silicone in to seal it all takes up space and I'd rather go with a good snug fit for the channel, which will be sitting in a sloped bottom frame anyway. The lot will be sealed with yacht varnish prior to assembly as well, and might well push-fit the channel whilst the varnish is still wet to seal it and lock it all in place.
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Reply #5 - Apr 2nd, 2011, 11:56am
 
Drainage channels get blocked so easily, I'd drill them from below and use a tapered drill to give a small hole through the plastic but a bloody big hole underneath Grin

And plenty of silicon  Wink
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Re: Glass sliding door channel...
Reply #4 - Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:23am
 
The original set-up here was hinged, but the damage was done when the scrotii (plural of scrote) levered the cabinet doors apart. I was surprised when the guy opted for a sliding set-up but when he explained his thinking it made sense, although at the time I hadn't thought about using the high security clip-on lock that prevents (Ha!) levering the two sliding sections apart.

From the evidence on site, I'd guess that the bottom hinge broke first (they're not very robust, made of aluminium) and the toughened glass smashed when it hit the ground.

I'll drain the channels through drain holes drilled at an angle in the sides of the cabinet into the channel bottoms.
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Reply #3 - Apr 2nd, 2011, 9:38am
 
Funilly enough I needed something similar last year and couldn't find anything at the time and ended up hinging them Roll Eyes
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Reply #2 - Apr 1st, 2011, 8:24pm
 
I hate you clever sods!

Thanks bud.  Wink Grin
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Reply #1 - Apr 1st, 2011, 7:04pm
 
This is the first place that popped up;

http://unico.uk.com/catalog/subcategory/104
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Glass sliding door channel...
Apr 1st, 2011, 5:23pm
 
Going mad trying to find a supplier for just a small length of channel to take both sliders.

Have located a lock supplier, but suspect they might only supply in quantity and I only want the one, so if anyone knows of a cheap, preferably clip-on ratchet lock...?

Yobs have smashed the hinged toughened glass doors on the noticeboard outside our local Costcutters and the owner has asked me to convert the cabinet to sliding doors. If the worst comes to the worst I'll just slot the oak frame (made to fit on top of the existing cabinet, screwed and glued in place) to take the glass because the cabinet isn't opened on a regular basis, but would prefer the smoother run of a channel. (Drain holes will be drilled whether slotted or channelled!)

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