Child Locks For Pocket Doors - Just a few months ago I went over to fix a pocket door that was closing in a bizarre angle. This is the first time I'd ran into this kind of scenario and was definitely lost. I started looking in the pocket door frame and got a flashlight. I had difficulty finding the issue but when I did it was evident.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam as the pocket door was slipping shut it works flawlessly but when you went to open it. The trouble turned out to be as the door slid back to the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle from the weight of the door and the path was missing a screw in the back that was very. There was no solution to achieve the screw as it was at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself.
In order to repair the pocket door trouble, I was really going to need to remove an excellent sized area of the plastered wall in the upper right hand corner of the pocket door frame. This is the only real thing I could think of and would require a straightforward wall patch and a few paint to help make the repair whole. This job took me about one hour to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out from the pocket door track. Then I use some fiberglass drywall tape and some fast setting drywall plaster to correct the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall properly.
Some pocket door problems are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have problems sliding and eventually are left shut, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the thickness of the door or excessive moisture in the home over long periods of time may also cause the door to swell preventing it from opening properly.