Waiting For The Repairman

@marlina (71348)
Canada
August 30, 2017 8:05am CST
Yes, another day of waiting for the repairman. Today it is for the patio door which has built in blinds. The mechanism has stopped working. Second time that it happens. Last year they replaced the right side and this year, both sides are not working. Very frutrating. Good thing that we have a 10 year warranty on those. But I am telling you that I will never, ever again buy those kinds of door Have you ever had problems with your patio doors?
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@LadyDuck (147987)
• Switzerland
30 Aug
We were lucky we had never a problem with our French Windows and doors.
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
30 Aug
I guess you were lucky.
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@LadyDuck (147987)
• Switzerland
30 Aug
@marlina None of the neighbors ever had problems, I suppose they are built differently here.
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
30 Aug
@LadyDuck I don't know.
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@alberello75 (16616)
• Genova, Italy
30 Aug
You have to excuse me, but I do not even know the meaning of "patio door". What kind of door is it? That photo, well, looks like a medieval castle!
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
30 Aug
I know, sorry I put the wrong kind of door, but could not find a free photo of the patio door. A patio door is a system with sliding doors.
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@peachpurple (12387)
• Malaysia
30 Aug
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@alberello75 (16616)
• Genova, Italy
30 Aug
@marlina Ah, okay, maybe, I'm starting to understand ... thank you for the informations
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@celticeagle (117268)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Aug
No. Not that I recall. Other doors in the house not shutting right and such as that though.
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
30 Aug
Are your doors old?
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@celticeagle (117268)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Aug
@marlina .....Yes, I live in housing.
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@Courtlynn (65869)
• United States
30 Aug
Glad you have a warrenty
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
30 Aug
Yes, so were we!
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@Courtlynn (65869)
• United States
30 Aug
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• United States
30 Aug
Oh no, I hope you do not have to pay for this Marlina.
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
30 Aug
Thankfully, we have a 10 year warranty on the doors and windows. 4 more years to go.
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@Juliaacv (29046)
• Canada
30 Aug
I hope that this fix lasts longer then just a year. I have never had any issues with out patio or garden doors, but like you, there is a long warranty on them. I hope that the repairs are completed soon.
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
30 Aug
The repair will be done very soon. Now, I found a leak in one of the sinks in one bathroom. The plumber willl come tomorrow afternoon. It never ends.
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@HazySue (20237)
• United States
30 Aug
I have a sliding glass door for my patio door. No problems. I had thought about getting that type of door but it seems like they have their problems. It certainly is a good thing they have that ten year warranty.
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
30 Aug
Yes, the warranty is a very good thing.
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@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
30 Aug
hope the repairman come soon.
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
30 Aug
He is here right now working away.
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@Kandae11 (35317)
30 Aug
Not really. I love the blend of colors and the ornate designs on the door and ceiling in your photo.
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
30 Aug
It is not my door, just one photo that I picked on Pxabay. Sure doesn't match my door!
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
30 Aug
I replaced my rear door with Fresh doors last year, so naturally I have no problems.
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• United States
30 Aug
We had French doors with the built in blinds - 5 years, no problems and the new owners have no problems - believe me, they would have told me about it LOL. I don't remember our brand, perhaps all doors are not created equal.
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
30 Aug
Maybe you are right, all doors were not created equal.
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• United States
30 Aug
@marlina At a previous house we bought the blinds that you add onto the front of the french doors and I hated them. They worked but when you opened and closed the doors they rattled so loud it scared you.
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
31 Aug
@AbbyGreenhill That is a thing that would bug me too a lot.
• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Aug
I hope it's an easy fix. That would be annoying.
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
30 Aug
Almost done now. Very annoying.
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
30 Aug
no...just keeping the windows clean as they are all glass... I hope your repair man comes soon...
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
30 Aug
The repair is almost done.
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@SHOHANA (7097)
• Bangladesh
30 Aug
once the door of our toilet need to repair
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@Fleura (7113)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug
Never heard of doors like that. All these complicated things sound great but then there is just more to go wrong!
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
30 Aug
My neighbor suggested that to me years ago, and I thought it would be one less thing to dust with the blinds being enclosed. Thats why I chose them.
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@Fleura (7113)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug
@marlina Yes that does sound like a worthwhile advantage!
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@FayeHazel (16605)
• United States
30 Aug
That's too bad, I always thought those built in blinds doors were cool
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@Corbin5 (100259)
• United States
30 Aug
Our house came with all doors having the built in blinds, as do all the windows, and I will panic if the blinds need to be replaced.. I am going have white wood blinds installed on all windows so that I never have to move the blinds inside ever again. As for the doors, we have enough privacy to have the blinds open all the time. Not touching those things.
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@kobesbuddy (41136)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Aug
@marlina No, but both our front and back door, are losing the seal on the bottom. Thus, they leak air underneath:(
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
31 Aug
Winter is coming: it will be cold.
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@kobesbuddy (41136)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Aug
@marlina And having a good seal around the doors, keeps the warm air in, the bitter cold out!:(
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
31 Aug
@kobesbuddy For sure!
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@resukill22 (4864)
31 Aug
I hope if the repair man change a new one of door its long lasting than before!
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
31 Aug
I hope so too, thanks.
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31 Aug
@marlina always welcome
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@mandala100 (36233)
• Hong Kong
31 Aug
@marlina I hope that it will be sorted out soon my friend.
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@marlina (71348)
• Canada
31 Aug
Door fixed, thanks.
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@mandala100 (36233)
• Hong Kong
31 Aug
@marlina I'm so glad to hear that my friend.