5 Panel Interior Pocket Door

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5 Panel Interior Pocket Door - Just a few months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was closing at a weird angle. This is the first time I'd ran into this type of situation and was definitely lost. I began looking in the pocket door frame and got a flashlight. I had a hard time finding the problem but when I did it was apparent.

The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half, as the pocket door was skidding shut it would work perfectly but when you went to open it. There is no method since it was at that very back of the pocket door frame close to the framing to attain the screw.


As a way to repair the pocket door difficulty, I was going to have to remove a good sized area of the plastered wall at the upper right hand corner of the pocket door frame. This is the only real thing I really could think of and would require a wall patch that is simple and some paint to help make the repair complete. 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 repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have problems falling and eventually are left shut, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually add to the thickness of the door or excessive moisture in the home over long amounts of time also can cause the doorway to swell keeping it from opening properly.

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