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Hello!

I really need some advice.

I have been given a VELFAC 200 sliding door which appears to require that the frame be fixed on all 4 sides. I'm fitting this in the back of an old double garage, single story, so I'm very tight on space between the top of the lintel and the bottom of the trusses so the lintel is going to be literally sat right above the new door.

Issue is, I can't drill a concrete lintel so how do I fix the frame across the top? Has anyone tackled this before?

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Why can't you drill into the concrete lintel?


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Glue it with a polyurethane sealant such as Tiger Seal. It won't move then.



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You can drill into the lintel for your head fixings. Preferably use an SDS Drill and try to avoid reinforcement (which in a Spanlite lintel is likely to be central).

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themoog wrote:
Glue it with a polyurethane sealant such as Tiger Seal. It won't move then.

Errrrm I don't think so. It needs a secure fixing directly into the lintel above and down each side.
You can then seal round the entire frame with expanding foam.



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Stevie I was told a while back you shouldn't screw the frame into the lintel unless absolutely neccessary i.e if it's a long window and the frame moves in the centre. I guess it's something to do with the drainage but not sure. Can you confirm this is not the case?


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Argyll wrote:
Stevie I was told a while back you shouldn't screw the frame into the lintel unless absolutely neccessary i.e if it's a long window and the frame moves in the centre. I guess it's something to do with the drainage but not sure. Can you confirm this is not the case?

Dunno who told you that cause it's utter nonsense!
A window/door/patio set doesn't have any drainage point at the top anyhow. All the weep holes on the frames are at the bottom.



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