I am a relatively novice handyman. I am installing new doors in my
closet. To do so, I am hanging doors from the top rather than
dragging crappy metal doors across the floor using a floor and ceiling
guide. As a result, the current guide at the top of the closet's
metal frame needs to be removed (see link to picture below). This is
a metal piece that is somehow bonded to the metal frame, but it looks
like it could come off after I used pliers and a few taps with a
Bottom line: what is the best way to remove this piece? I think the
screwdriver/hammer approach will only get me so far -- it seems to be
On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 14:59:03 -0700, chiaramonte.michael wrote:
Have you tried prying it off with a prybar? If nails are holding it in
place, you should be able to loosen their grip a bit. If screws, they
might pop but at the risk of tearing the holes they are in.
Your pictures are not all that descriptive but your intentions in posting
them are great. Thanks.
They don't have a head -- they are flat and flush with the track.
Maybe they are nails. I tried prying the track down last night but
there are nails about every 3 inches. There are too many to start
drilling them out. The nails seem to be pretty strong. I tried
taking a picture of the track but it didn't come out well enough to
show the detail.
I can't really attach the new track to the old track -- otherwise
there would be a one inch gap between the new track and the frame.
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