LaCantina Sliding Stacking Glass Door Installation (7): Final Adjustments

January 13, 2015


Cover plates, gummie-buffles, and bull-nose hooks

This is part 1 of a ten-part video series.


Transcript of video:

Video 7: Final Additions

Lee Maughan: So we've got our sill channel covers. They're cut to length, so it's just a matter of lining them up in the right channel and clicking them in. They go in really easily.

Josh Taylor: Great.

LM: Okay, there's a short one here. You'll notice the first seal stops where the cover plate starts, so it'll indicate what cover plate goes where. A long one in. So as you can see, it creates a nice finished look.

Okay, very good. It's gummy buffle time.

01:08 JT: Gummy, finally, time for the gummy buffle.

LM: Okay. In your hardware box you'll find your gummy buffles. It's a foam pad with some brush seal. We're going to do this with the doors in the closed position. Okay. So it's important we put this in before the cover plates. It's just a foam block with a fur seal here into the head track. And the fur actually sits against the panel.

And then the cover plate will come in after this and cover it all. So press that up nice and high. And you'll notice the seal is actually against the panel.

Alright, let's do the other one. So I'll push that up nice and high. Again the firm seal against the panel. We're going to put the jamb cover plates in first. And then the head cover plates.

Okay? Each cover plate is numbered which corresponds with a number inside the jamb and the head.

JT: Makes sense.

02:15 LM: Now you'll notice the jamb cover plates have a little notch at the bottom.

That's to fit over the track.

Alright? So we've got interior cover plates and exterior cover plates.

So let's go ahead and do that.

So we've removed this protective wrap. And then this notch. Sometimes a mallet helps you get these in.

JT: Alright. I had the mallet.

LM: Most of the time they actually just pop in quite easily. Let's put the head cover plates in.

We'll put the bullnose on.

And we'll be ready for the screen.

03:01 JT: I thought you said we'd be ready for lunch.

LM: Yeah, something like that.

JT: So in essence, that cover plate... Will make sure that the gummy buffle, baffle, buffle... Gummy...

LM: Gummy buffle.

JT: Gummy buffle stays?

LM: Yeah, exactly.

JT: It gives it a resistance.

LM: Yeah. Okay.

JT: Right over your head.

LM: You butt it up to the jamb so it's a nice clean finish. Okay, the last piece here is to put the front bullnose on.

JT: Yeah.

LM: Which conceals the front installation screws.

So we are going to apply a bead of sealant along the length of it, so when it's snaps in it creates another seal.

Okay. So we're going to start up one end, but just to show you, right in the corner there. We've got our sealant in, Josh.

JT: Yeah.

04:13 LM: This little lip on top of the bullnose hooks under here and rotates into position until it snaps.

JT: Got it, like it. Just like that.

LM: Just like that. Give it a little tap.

JT: Perfect.

LM: And that's it.

JT: Whoo! That's a good looking door, kid.

LM: The last thing we need to do is finish off our flashing.

I started over that side. What we do is we put this foam backing rod in, all the way around the jamb, the head and the other jamb. And what it does, it serves as a backing for your caulk. So we're going to go around and put caulk the whole way around the jamb in the head.

05:00 JT: And if you're rough opening's a little smaller, that comes in all different sizes.

LM: Well, right, yeah. You've got about 3/8 to 1/2 an inch on either side, a little bit more on top. The backing rod does come in different sizes. Without the backing rod you're putting caulk in here and it's going to fall down. Push it in, as I said, you push it in 3/8 to 1/2 an inch and you go all the way around the jamb. Okay, so that's in like that. Open your caulk gun so it gives you a decent sized bead and you simply come in and you're going to apply caulk all the way around, filling up the whole void.

JT: Waterproofing the space between the door and the framing.

LM: That's right, 'cause you're going to have a nail fin. So this is a block installation that's utilized with the installation of our sliding systems.

So we're going to do that all the way around. After I put the caulk in, we're going to drop down the weather-resistant barrier, which is your paper, over the top flashing, and it's ready to seal your brick mold down there or however you're going to trim it out.

06:23 LM: The last thing we need to do, after we have the doors perfectly adjusted, is put these little caps in the adjustment holes. They just simply push in, and then on the back side, they're actually rubber bumpers. So the interior ones are just little rubber bumpers...

That fit into the adjustment hole, so when you open the door, they don't slam into the jamb cover plate. So you just twist them in like that. Alright. Perfect.

JT: Great.


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