Sliding Barn Pocket Door - Just a few months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting in a weird angle. This is the very first time I'd ran into this type of situation and was definitely lost. I started looking within the pocket door frame and got a torch. I had a hard time finding the problem but when I did it was noticeable.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam as the pocket door was sliding shut it would work perfectly but when you went to open it. The problem turned out to be as the door slid back into the framework the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the doorway and the path was missing a screw in the back. There clearly was not any strategy since it was at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself, to achieve the screw.
To be able to correct the pocket door problem, I would need to remove a great sized area of the plastered wall in the top right-hand corner of the pocket door frame. This is the only thing I would require an easy wall patch and could think of and a few paint to really make the repair complete. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen from the pocket door track. I then use some fiberglass drywall tape and some quick setting drywall plaster to correct the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door troubles are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have troubles falling and eventually are left shut, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually add to the depth of the door or the doorway to swell preventing it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long periods of time.