Eclisse Fire Rated Pocket Door - Just a few months ago I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting at a peculiar angle. It was the first time I'd ran into this type of situation and was definitely confused. I got a torch and started looking in the pocket door frame. I had a hard time finding the problem but when I did it was obvious.
There clearly was no way to achieve the screw as it had been at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing.
It was the only thing I really could think of and would require an easy wall patch and a few paint to make the repair whole. This job took me about one hour to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out of the pocket door path. I then use some quick setting drywall plaster plus some fiberglass drywall tape to correct the wall. This took another hour in order to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door problems are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have problems falling and eventually are left closed, never to be used 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 amounts of time may also make the doorway to swell keeping it from opening correctly.