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Header Board Installation Instructions

Tools Needed:
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Power Drill
  • 1/4” drill bit
  • Tape Measure
  • 5/16” hex driver
  • Stud Finder
  1. Locate and mark studs in your installation location.
  2. Mark where you would like the door edge to be when the door is closed. Add 1.5”to that to find the ledger edge location.
  3. Find your horizontal “drill line”. This can be figured by measuring your door height + 2”. This will leave a ½” gap under the door. If you need to account for an uneven floor or would like less than ½” gap under the door, the drill line calculation can be adjusted accordingly.
  4. From your ledger edge mark, measure to the center of each stud marked in step 1 and mark the corresponding location on your ledger board along the center drill line. This keeps your mounting screws hidden behind your track.
  5. Pre-drill your ledger board at the stud locations with a ¼” drill bit.
  6. Hold your ledger board up on the wall, align the ledger end marks, and drill line.
  7. Be sure to use a level to install the ledger board. Sliding doors that are not level will only want to stay open or closed. Using your 5/16” driver, install your ledger board with the provided screws. An impact driver or power drill works best for this.
  8. You can now install your Real Sliding Hardware with the provided instructions.

 

 

Warning!

  • 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.

 

Caution!

  • 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.