Attaching the Hangers
There are multiple types of hangers for the flat track system. All of them, except Aero, require mounting holes drilled through the door. For Classic, drill a 3/8th clearance hole into the side.
Important! Do not drill side mounting holes if you have Aero hardware. Classic, Prop, Hammered, and Horseshoe hangers are mounted on the front (outside face) of the door.
NOTE: If you ordered the hanger kit at the same time as your door, the door will be pre-drilled for the hardware unless specified otherwise during the sign-off process.
Attaching Hangers to the Door
- Place the hanger, with a 2 1/2” spacer set into the groove of the wheel, ontop of the door. Note: You can use stiff cardboard if needed.
- Position the hanger at the desired distance in from the outside edge of thedoor. Note: Two inches (2”) is the recommended distance from the outsideedge of the hanger and outside edge of the door for all hangers.
- Place a square against the hanger and square the hanger to the door.
- Mark the hole positions.
- Setup your power tool with the correct drill bit.
- Drill a pilot hole through the face of the door.
- Drill the clearance hole.
- Place the hanger over the mounting holes and square it to the door.
- Insert the correct hex bolts and washers from the back of the door.
Example of Attaching the Hanger
Attaching Aero Hangers
Aero hangers can be mounted on the top of the door (non-mortised) or recessed in a pocket (mortised). For this reason, if you order the Aero hardware kit at the same time as your door, the door will be mortised for recessed installation unless specified otherwise during the sign-off process. Note: If you choose to mount the hanger on the top of the door without a pocket, add 3/16” to the track mounting height.
Follow the steps below to create and attach the hangers in a recessed pocket. Skip to step 3 if your door is already mortised.
- Determine the desired distance in from the outside edge of the door. Note:Two (2”) inches is the recommended distance from the outer edge of the hanger strap and the outside edge of the door.
- For regular Aero, layout and cut a pocket that is 1 1/8” wide and a minimum 4 1/2” long.
Note: You will need to cut, or chisel, clearance for the hanger strap.
- After ensuring the hangers are aligned and level, drill diameter pilot holes for the screws.
- Failure to wear proper safety gear (i.e., eye protection) may result in serious injury or death. Always wear proper safety gear before using power tools.
- Improper operation of power tools may result in loss of control, serious injury or death. Always ensure you have complete control of the power tool and the work area is free of hazards before operating any tool.
- Lack of secure clamping of the door may result in unexpected movement of the door, loss of power tool control and serious injury or death. Always securely clamp the door in place before cutting or drilling the door.
- Lack of nor improperly installed Anti-jump Disc may result in the door coming off the track and cause serious injury or death. Installation of Anti-jump Disks is required for the safe operation of this hardware. Installed correctly, these discs will keep the door securely attached to the track.
- Mishandling of heavy objects (i.e., doors) may cause a loss of balance and severe injury. Always be sure you have a secure hold on the item and that the objects are balanced before moving. Always wear safety shoes when lifting heavy objects
- Getting body parts (i.e., hair, fingers) caught in moving parts may cause pinching and severe injury. Do not put fingers in parts that may move and always remove or contain anything on your body that may become entangled with a moving part.
- Closing sliding doors with your hand on the end of the door may result in your hand or fingers, getting caught between the door and other solid objects (i.e., another door, molding), causing severe injury. Always use the door handle to operate doors.