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Various sliding actions are illustrated. Figures 233:5, 6 show the standard fibre track composed of a strip (A) and a nylon or plastic slider, two of which are mortised up into each door groove. The door tops can be held in position with lengths of fibre track or hardwood strip fed into the grooves. The rear track is fitted first, fed in with the door in position and lightly pinned, followed by the front door. Figures 233:7, 8, 9 show an improved method which slides more easily as it is top hung. Two forms of slider,

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233:7A mortise, and 233:7B face fixing, are shown, also two forms of top channel (233:8). The door bottoms are held in position by nylon studs (233:9) located in the centre of the carcass opening, and leaving a flush floor surface. Other methods are shown in 234. In 234:1 the doors are tongued to slide in grooves with sufficient extra length in the top tongue for it to be lifted up and dropped down into the bottom groove. Figure 234:2 uses hardwood strips in lieu of fibre track, 234:3 plastic or metal plates screwed on at the back of each door; 234:4 the section of another type of plastic plate rounded at the tip for easy travel. Pivot pins which are recessed into the door thickness and also slide in grooves are shown in 234:5, with 234:5A a spring type in which the pin is depressed and clicks into position and is intended as a semipermanent fixture, and 234:5B with a projecting lug which enables the pin to be depressed, thus releasing the door from its groove. A pivot bolt which works on the same principle is shown at the top of 234:6, together with a plastic slider which rides over the base track without the necessity of mortising in the slider as in 234:6. Other uses for pivot pins and bolts are shown in 234:7 and 7A, which illustrate a concertina door with pivots top and bottom sliding in grooves in the carcass, and the separate leaves linked with brass piano hinges, and in 234:8, which shows a lift-up sliding flap. An enlarged detail 234:8A shows the pivot pin mounted on the carcass sides, engaging in grooves in the flap. In the inset (234:8B) two pivots either side are used, preventing any side rock as the flap is raised up. The grooves for the pivots must be stopped at the top and the flaps slid in from the back of the carcass.

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