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23-215 Bypass Bottom Guide Assembly

A quick learner from Glendale, AZ says:
I have 3 standard hollow core closet hanging from 2 overhead tracks to conceal a storage area. I need something to keep the bottoms aligned. Your mirrored door tracks look like what I need but I would like some more information on your 23-215 guide assembly, perhaps installation instructions if available.

Looking at the picture, the center guide appears to be nylon or similar, is it spring loaded to adjust for uneven floor tracks as the doors are opened/closed? My doors are 32" wide, would 1 guide be sufficient on each door? Would there be a binding problem with 2 on each door?

Many thanks for your help!
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Donna from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for contacting us! I actually think it would be better if you go with a floor guide. Please take a look through our Replacement Closet Door Floor Guides Section in our catalog and see if you can match one up to your closet door thickness. Let me know what you think!
A quick learner from Glendale, AZ says:
I am already using floor guides and they are not satisfactory. With two bypass doors on a closet, the doors stay in constant contact with the guide. In my 3-door installation, the doors move from one guide to another as they open or close and with the inherent slop in the system from the overhead tracks and hangers and the pull on the door to move it, it is as likely to collide with the next guide as pass though it.

I know I could work around this by installing more guides but that brings up another problem: stepping on one of the guides in the dark is a less than thrilling experience.

If your 23-215 guide works the way I think it does it should be a good solution with the floor tracks, I just can't find out anything about it or how it works
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thank you for getting back to us. I do not believe our 23-215 Bypass Bottom Guide Assembly will work for you. They are supposed to replace a similar unit for a specific type of door, and are not meant to be used for a new application. If your door did not have a bottom guide and track originally, then your best bet would probably be more floor guides.
A quick learner from Glendale, AZ says:
Many thanks, even it wasn't what I wanted to hear. Guess it's back to the drawing board.
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