Bootstrap Hanger Installation Instructions
The Bootstrap Hanger is one of our iconic barn door hangers that will add a rustic feel to any space. Learn how to install this sturdy hardware on your new or existing barn door with a flat track. PDF instructions for the Bootstrap Hanger are also available. Contact our team today for additional installation support.
Bootstrap Hanger Assembly Instructions
Bootstrap Hanger Recommended Tools
- Drill with 1/8”, and 1/4”, Drill Bits and Phillips Bit
- Socket Wrench With 9/16" and 5/8" Sockets
- Tape Measure
Bootstrap Hanger Parts
- Hanger Assembly
- Lag Screw
- Fastner Screw
- Phillips Head Screw
- 1" Washer
- Anti-jump Bracket
- Anit-jump Block (For use on bi-parting door systems)
- Door Guide
- Adjustable Spacers
- Acorn Nut
- Hard Stop & Rubber Bumper
Bootstrap Hanger Assembly Instructions
NOTE: Doors using Floor Mount Door Guides will have a groove on the bottom. Ensure this groove is on the opposite end of the Door Hanger Installation.Hanger Installation
Lay the door with the front facing up on a flat, level surface.
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Place the hanger on the door (Figure 1).
Adjust the placement of the hanger for a 2-3/8” gap between the top of the door and the bottom edge of the wheel. Ensure the base of the hanger resting on the door is 2” from the edge of the door (Figure 2).
Mark the center of each installation hole with a pencil. (Figure 2).
Repeat steps 2-4 for the opposite end of the door. Set the hangers aside.
Drill two pilot holes all the way through the door for each hanger using a drill with an 1/8” drill bit (Figure 3).
Turn the door over. Using a 1-1/8” Forstner bit*, drill a 7/16” deep hole into each pilot hole (Figure 4). *A 1-1/8” Spade bit may be used in pace of a Forstner bit.
Turn the door over, returning it to the face-up position. Drill all the way through the pilot holes using a drill with a 3/8” drill bit (Figure 5).
Install the hangers to the front of the door using lag bolts, washers, and acorn nuts (provided) (figure 6). First Things First
Check to see if the floor below the track area is level. If the floor rises more than 1/2” the door may rub or not slide open completely. If the floor is not level, measure from the highest point of the floor surface to the recommended track placement and adjust track placement accordingly.
Ensure the track will be installed onto wall studs. If wall studs are not lining up with the installation a header will be required to provide the necessary strength and stability for the track and door.
Step 1: To determine where the track should be installed, first measure the height of the door, then add 2-1/8” to the door height. 1/2” of this total will be for the clearance between the bottom edge of the door and the floor. 1-5/8” will be from the top edge of the door to the center of the track. (Figure 1).
Step 2: Using a level and a pencil, make a line above the doorway the same length as the track.
Step 3: Hold the track up to where the pencil line is visible through the holes in the track (Figure 2).
Suggestion: Use pieces of double stick tape on the back of the track to help hold the track in place while completing steps 2 and 3.
Step 4: Mark an intersecting line in the center of each track hole (Figure 2).
Step 5: Take the track down, remove double stick tape (if used) and set the track aside.
Step 6: Drill out the marked holes using a drill with a 1/4” drill bit (Figure 3).
Step 7: Attach one end of the track to the wall with one soft stop, one lag screw, and one washer (provided) using a socket wrench with 9/16” socket (Figure 4). Do not tighten.
Step 8: Repeat step 7 for the other end of the track.
Step 9: Install remaining spacers with lag screws and washers (provided) using a 9/16” socket wrench (Figure 5). Tighten all lag screws.
Step 10: Stretch rubber bumper (provided) over hard stop. Repeat for the hard stop on the other end of the track (Figure 5A).
Step 11: Hang the door (Figure 6).
Door Guide Installation
Step 12: With the door in the closed position, ensure the door is hanging straight using a bubble level.
Step 13: Position the Door Guide part way into the groove in the bottom of the door (Figure 7).
Suggestion: Use double stick tape on the bottom of the door guide to hold the guide in place.
Step 14: Install the Door Guide using a 1” phillips screw (provided) and a drill with a phillips bit.
Step 15: Slide the door toward the open position until the other side of the Door Guide is exposed.
Step 16: Install the second 1” phillips screw (provided) using a drill with a phillips bit (Figure 8).
Anti-Jump Installation Guide
Step 17: Place the Anti-Jump bracket on the door side, moving the bracket up until it is between 1/8” and 1/16” from the bottom edge of the rail. Mark the placement with a pencil.
Suggestion: Use double stick tape on the back of the anti-jump bracket to hold it in place on the door.
Step 18: Install the bracket to the door edge with 2 phillips screws (provided) using a drill with a phillips bit (Figure 9).
Step 19: Repeat steps 17 and 18 for the opposite end of the door.
Anti-Jump Block Installation for bi-parting doors
Step 20: Place the Anti-Jump block on the top of the door (Figure 10). Using a drill with a phllips bit, install the the block with the 1” phillips screw (provided).
Step 21: Repeat step 20 for the opposite end of the door.