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instructions for installing doors

A quick learner from USA says:
Can I obtain instructions for installing doors (#64564-001)? Watching some youtube videos re: installation and I understand there may need to be a 5/16" (or ?) off-set for the upper (lower?) tracks.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
I believe you have a Stanley sliding mirrored closet door. Can you confirm? We don't have any official instructions on how to install this, but I may still be able to help. Can you tell me where you're having issues?
A quick learner from MN says:
Thanks Paul. Yes, I'm trying to install sliding mirrored Stanley closet doors ((#64564-001) in a basement guest room. I have all necessary parts this time. My first obstacle is that I located a couple youtube videos mentioning it w/b important to refer to instructions included because there is "off=set" to consider: 5/16" in/out for either the upper/lower tracks(??). I want to know for sure before I end up drilling multiple holes... my second obstacle is that I may be drilling through cement. Do I need special drill bits for that?? Sorry, I'm just breaking into this whole realm and it's not totally self-explanatory! Thanks~
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Great. Just so we are on the same page, look over the parts I pulled up on the right side of this page. Are these the parts you have? If so, here are some basic instructions to get you started:

First, line up the top track and bottom track so they are parallel. For drilling in concrete, you need a masonry drill bit and plastic anchors with screws. Go to your local hardware store and have the salesperson match up the drill bit, anchors and screws. They should know what you need.

To install doors after you've installed the tracks, lift the top of the door with guide in the upper track, swing the bottom of the door over the track and drop the wheel into it. Slide the door to the side wall and see if it is square to the wall when closed. If not, raise or lower one of the wheels and then the other until it is squared up and rolls smoothly. Repeat the same process on the other door.
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