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Video 2: Packaging and Hardware
LM:So this is what you can expect to receive on site when you get a multi-slide system. Again, like a folding, you've got a frame package. And you've got your door package.
Now, depending on the size of your sliding doors they're either going to come flat pack, like the folding, or they're going to come on an A-frame.
So, the bigger ones come on A-frame, because we don't like the flat pack larger panels, okay? So, let's go ahead and open up the frame box. As we open it, let's be careful to pull out the hardware box, and put it in a safe place so we don't lose it.
JT: To all the installers, I mean, at least... I mean, just looking it how long this is and how cumbersome it is, always have at least two guys.
LM: Absolutely, especially with these.
So the folding you've got one track pretty much all the way around.
With the multi-slide you've got multiple tracks, up to eight tracks, so it becomes very heavy. So absolutely a two-man job, sometimes even three.
LM: So again, the first thing you want to do is locate your hardware box.
This has got all your goodies in here. It's got all your installation screws, installation manual, homeowners manual.
JT: And handle hardware, any of that.
LM: It's got all your hardware that you need.
So, a lot of the times it gets mixed up in the packaging. Make sure you put it aside in a safe place.
JT: And another good note is, open it up, see you got everything.
LM: Yeah, so you want to… As you open up your product, you absolutely want to check that you're receiving the right order, the right measurements, the right species of wood. If it's got wood on it, the right color, right configuration. And there's no damage to your product as well, okay?
So, let's put this over here. What we're going to do is pull out the frame components, you should have two jambs, a head track and a sill assembly, okay?
JT: Right. Just like this one.
LM: Just like this one. Okay? It's going to be a different profile because they slide versus fold. But, in this particular order we've also got a screen, so we're going to be installing a pleated screen.
So that's what this box is, we're going to get this and we're going to put it aside, again in a safe place.
JT: So screen does not go... You don't install that while you're installing the frame?
LM: On this multi-slide?
LM: The screen frame is already attached to the door frame, okay?
So, as we assemble it, we'll be assembling the screen frame, as well.
We will have to put the sill in separately, the screen sill. And then after that, it's a cartridge that we click in. We're going to configure them on the saw horses and we're going to pre-drill all the installation holes.
JT: So, one thing LM, that I like that's smart is that you always insisted on me doing was build on saw horses.
JT: Number one, it's just a great level to work on.
LM: It's a good height.
JT: But we can get level, which is crucial with these frames.
LM: Exactly. Especially when you stand after you've pre-drilled them. And you stand them up and seal them. And join that corner, you want them to be nice and flush.
JT: And like you've always said you start with the frame. If you've got the frame perfect, the rest of your job is so much easier.
LM: Absolutely. They do come with cover plates. So, at the end, after it's all installed, there will be exposed channels that the cover plates get snapped into. So we're going to put those aside as well. Yeah, this is actually the screen sill.
So that goes in after as well. So, we're going to lay it out with the sill, the head and the two jambs, okay?
LM: So, let's move this head track over on to the saw horses over here.
Let's open the jambs. There is some cover plates in the jambs as well, so we'll place those over.
JT: But as you can see, not to be confused, they're all numbered. So...
The cover plate goes with... The two here goes with the two on the frame?
LM: That's exactly right. So we're going to put this jamb over here, it's the left jamb.
Again, on the corners just like the folding we've got each corner marked with A, B, C, or D. We marry them up. Makes it really simple, okay?
The nosing for the sill.
That actually goes on after installation.
So, we're going to put the nose over. You know, it's the nose, it's got all the weep holes drilled in it, okay?
And there's also a couple of little cover plates in the sill channel that we're going to put over here as well.
So you'll know where these go later because the weather seal stops, and the cover plate just clicks in there.
One cool thing about our multi-slide system, we have the installation tabs on the exterior and interior of the sill, so therefore you don't have to drill through the sill to install it, creating weak points in the sill extrusion, okay?
Because once water goes into the extrusion, it's designed to capture the water and run it to the exterior. You want to know that there's no weak points within that extrusion.
JT: Right. So any penetrations in this frame are going to be exterior from the system.
LM: Well, exposed. So you can put the caulk in them...
And then surface cork the screw after it.
JT: And properly cover it if you need to.
LM: And probably cover it, yeah.