Antique Reproduction Pocket Door Hardware - Just a couple of months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting 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 torch and began looking inside the pocket door frame. I had a hard time finding the issue but when I did it was obvious.
As the pocket door was sliding shut it works flawlessly but when you went to open it the bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam. There was not any way to attain the screw since it was at that very back of the pocket door frame close to the framing.
It was the sole thing I could think of and would require a wall patch that is simple and a few paint to help make the repair whole. Then I use some fiberglass drywall tape and some fast setting drywall plaster to fix the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall properly.
Some pocket door difficulties are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have difficulties sliding 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 door to swell keeping it from opening properly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the house over long periods of time.