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ordering sliding glass door

Posted by Peke (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 2, 14 at 1:12

I will be ordering a sliding glass door, but I have some questions. This will be replacing a picture window.

What is xo vs ox? I assume it is a left or right thing.

What is nailing fin vs flush fin? It is an option.

Our picture window goes almost all the way to the floor. I think there are maybe three inches from the window to the floor. When I measure, do I measure flush to the floor? Does the track sit a little above the floor or is it sunken and level with the floor?

Thanks, peke

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RE: ordering sliding glass door

XO or OX is the operating panel indication.

X = Exit or operable panel.

Nailing flange is for a full, new construction, option.

Last one depends on the sub floor and framing set up but most tracks sit above the floor.

RE: ordering sliding glass door

Wow, thank you again! Peke

RE: ordering sliding glass door

As WOW said, X is the operating panel and call it out from the exterior.
I would think in replacing a window with a door, you should go with the nail on not the flush fin for a better installation.

RE: ordering sliding glass door

Ok, thanks.

RE: ordering sliding glass door

Check with the manufacturer. Some are inside out but the majority are outside in.

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