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Switching plastic wheels to steel

A quick learner from California says:
My door fits a roller like Swisco's 81-265. Do you have a version with steel wheels? Or can I retrofit a steel wheel into it?
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Unfortunately, there isn't a steel wheel that will fit into the 81-265 housing the way the manufacturer designed it. They pretty much just made this one way. I am sorry we cannot offer a better match.
A professional from California says:
Is it possible to see the end view of your bottom rail? We may be able to suggest something. I have a pair of these rollers that I have never needed. I would also like to know if something else could work. I don't imagine bushing wheels are the best possible solution. A shot of the track and side rail could also help.
A professional from California says:
Judging by this discussion:
http://www.swisco.com/discussions/Sliding-Glass-Patio-Door-Roller-Replacement-77-43458

I would almost guarantee that 81-056 would fit nicely. You may have to bend the tab a little to line up with the screw port, but unless the rail it sits on is too wide, I don't see a problem.
I would still like to see an end view of the bottom channel and the track to be more sure.
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