Points to consider when tiling onto Cavity Slider:
- Ensure the cavity slider wall frame is straight and plumb (they can get bent or bowed in transit – see below). If the frame is bent or bowed straighten before commencing wall tiling.
- For best results Triline recommends you clamp a straight edge to the split jambs on the side of the wall to be tiled as this will help to hold the side of the cavity straight while the tile glue dries. We also recommend packing the throat of the cavity (between the split jambs) to keep it straight and parallel while the tile glue dries. If the cavity pocket is bowed when the glue dries it will stay bowed.
- If the internal sliding door has been fitted prior to tiling, please remove the door, and store it according to the door manufacturers recommendations. The door may absorb moisture from the tile glue if it is left in the cavity pocket. This may cause door to bow and scrape against side of cavity. For best results re-install door after tile glue has set.
What causes a Cavity Frame to get bent or bowed when transported to site?
Sometimes cavity sliding door frames don’t get the best treatment when being transported.
- Always ensure your cavity frames are well supported underneath tie downs or ratchet straps so undue pressure does not get placed on support angles in cavity pocket and bend them.
- Triline single cavity frames have a closing jamb and head pack attached when manufactured, if this is correctly supported it should protect against damage in most circumstances.
- Double cavity frames are more susceptible to getting damaged in transport as they are not protected by head pack, take extra care when transporting these.
- Ratchet straps can apply excess pressure to frame if not correctly supported and damage your product.
Fixing a bent or bowed Cavity Frame
What to do if my cavity frame pocket has a bent or bowed side between the split jambs.
- To straighten the side of a cavity frame before door is installed place a piece of timber (90 x 35 stud or similar) inside the bottom corner of the cavity pocket at approximately 45 degrees, hold your foot at the bottom of cavity frame pocket and slowly pull stud towards yourself to straighten out the bow if it is bowing into the cavity.
- If the cavity side is bowing out from the pocket, put some gentle pressure against cavity and keep pushing in till straight. You may have to do this a few times until its straight.
- Timber architraves can also have tension in them and be bowed when they arrive to site. Always check architraves and pick a straight one before fitting to split jamb side.