Need help finding bypass door hardware

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by chassis, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. chassis

    chassis Engineer

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    Looking for bypass door hardware, the hanger/roller that holds the door and fits in the track overhead. This is for a closet door in a bedroom. The house is 50yrs old and the rubber wheel is shot. The bearings are still good though, lol. Can't find a replacement anywhere.

    I've looked at Stanley's and Johnson's websites. The closest thing is the heavy duty roller style, but today it's offered only in 2, 3 or 4 rollers. What I have is a single roller (2 per door), and is mounted on the top edge of the door, not the inside face. In other words, the mounting screws are vertical into the narrow edge of the door, not horizontal into the back face of the door.

    I guess an option is to take out the old track and install new track and new rollers. But the track is trapped by some of the wood trim on the inside of the closet, and it means wood rippage which I want to avoid. I'm envisioning replacing of the track to be a pain in the backside.

    Can anyone provide suggestions on where to look for old or discontinued bypass door hardware? Thanks.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    You might be able to buy the rollers and either drill out the existing ones (if a pressed in pin) and replace with a ball-bearing wheel. It might be a cludge...I'd check HD or Lowes and see if you can find repair parts, maybe for a sliding glass door?
  3. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Very difficult to find replacement hardware for things that old. The company is probably unknown or out of business. Unless it was a widely sold item, no one may be still making aftermarket parts. You can search all the usual places, but may end up getting an all-new set up/
  4. chassis

    chassis Engineer

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    Thanks guys. I think an all-new setup is the most likely solution. Any idea on how long it takes to take out the old track and install new? The rollers themselves are a piece of cake. Removing the old track looks like a real joy.
  5. finnegan

    finnegan New Member

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    There is a company that HD used to carry (they do not anymore) that used hardware like you are describing. National Manufacturing Company, Sterling, IL 61081. Ace Hardware still distributes their products I believe. I think the part you need is a roller kit or something like that. Good luck.
  6. Bob NH

    Bob NH In the Trades

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  7. Bob NH

    Bob NH In the Trades

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    I noticed that the link is incomplete. Try this one and roam around the site if it works.

    There is something about this site that puts a bunch of ..... in the address and omits characters that you need for the site to work. When you use the one below you should copy it to the address line of your browser and put in your own www. You msy have to track down through the residential sliding door hangers light duty stuff but they have single roller hangers with part numbers.

    stanleyhardware.com/default.asp? TYPE=CATEGORY&CATEGORY=HDW+LD+SLIDING+DOOR+HANGERS
  8. abnorm

    abnorm Aerial Photographer

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    Johnson hardware

    You may want to check out Johnson door hardware.......solid product.......they also have some "universal" replacement parts for other designs........

    http://www.johnsonhardware.com/
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2006
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