I have a sliding glass door that is backwards, slides on the outward

by Kim
side, I cannot place a "stick" in the track because the track is outside, I do not know how to secure it?

  10 answers
  • Donna Donna on May 06, 2018

    Check the bottom of your door, it may have a sliding lock. We thought our door in a new house were installed backwards, but they were designed for inside screens and had a second special lock.

    • Smj Smj on Nov 23, 2022

      The sliding door suppose to inside the house

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    • Diana Cooper Diana Cooper on Nov 03, 2019

      Can you send me picture of device? Our door was installed incorrectly. Thanks Diana

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on May 06, 2018

    If this is rental then look into those options if not just have it turned around professionally. The door was probably order incorrectly and installed anyway. But for your safety have it turned around.

  • Nancy Nichols Smith Nancy Nichols Smith on May 06, 2018

    At the base in the center where the two doors overlap, drill a hole that goes through both doors, but does not to through to the outside. into it place a 10-penny nail. Repeat the process about 4-5 inches above the first one and into it place another 10-penny nail. If you only put in one, it is partially secured, but it can rotate a bit allowing for the top to open slightly. With 2 in place, it will not open unless both nails are removed.

    • Smj Smj on Nov 23, 2022

      Our install with the sliding door inside the house. Because of Sabra. From califronia it always been installed slider inside..and vaccum your track especially under those roller ..you slide threw life. Much easier

  • Carol Marszalek Carol Marszalek on May 06, 2018

    Drill a hole in the top, place a long thick nail on a small length of chain mounted on interior top jamb or above. When you need to secure just slide the nail into the hole. For extra security you can do both top and bottom.

  • Jessica Jessica on Mar 23, 2020

    Very late here but hopefully you guys get notified if theres a comment. If you drill a hole yourself through the metal frame on the doors, how do you ensure you dont hit glass?? It looks like there is supposed to be a hole in the top of ours for a pin to go in but cant find it on the door behind the frame - rendering this pin useless.

  • J Brown J Brown on Mar 28, 2020

    be VERY careful drilling that you are NOT going to this the glass. If you do it is game over, the safety glass will crackle into a thousand pieced. Yes I know from experience.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 10, 2021

    Hi Kim,

    What is the door made from. Call in a Carpenter to fix you a lock and key, or a bolt or HOOKS AND EYE FASTENERS. Maybe have the door reversed or replaced! If you have a Landlord, Inform him it is not safe and needs attention!

  • Smj Smj on Nov 23, 2022

    You said it was installed back ward we had that almost happen itf it was not the fact the installer was not watching.i want to say we went exchange them for the left slider and right window ..see..make sure it a left sliding or right sliding .or did the installer had to reverse the glass. And door inside the tracks