Modern Pocket Door Hardware Linnea - Just a few months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was closing in a bizarre angle. It was the very first time I'd ran into this type of scenario and was undoubtedly lost. I got a flashlight and began looking in the pocket door frame. I had difficulty discovering the problem but when I did it was apparent.
The issue turned out to be the course was missing a screw in the very back so that as the door slid back into the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the doorway. There is not any way as it had been at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself to achieve the screw.
To be able to repair the pocket door issue, I was going to need to remove an excellent sized area of the plastered wall in the upper right hand corner of the pocket door frame. It was the only real thing I would require a simple wall patch and could think of and a few paint to help make the repair whole. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen from the pocket door track. Then I use some quick setting drywall plaster plus some fiberglass drywall tape to mend the wall. This took another hour in order to complete the drywall properly.
Some pocket door problems are a little more easy to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have problems sliding and eventually are left shut, never to be properly used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the thickness of the door or excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time also can cause the doorway to swell keeping it from opening properly.