Kwikset Privacy Pocket Door Lock - Just a couple months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was closing at a bizarre angle. It was the very first time I'd ran into this type of scenario and was undoubtedly confused. I got a flashlight and began looking inside the pocket door frame. I had a hard time discovering 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 sliding shut it works flawlessly but when you went to open it. The problem turned out to be as the door slid back to the framework the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the doorway and the course was missing a screw in the rear that was very. There is not any strategy to achieve the screw as it had been at that back of the pocket door frame close to the framing itself.
To be able to correct the pocket door problem, I was really going to have to remove a good sized area of the plastered wall at the upper right hand corner of the pocket door frame. It was the sole thing I really could think of and would require a straightforward wall patch plus some paint to help make the repair whole. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out of the pocket door path. I then use some fiberglass drywall tape and some quick setting drywall plaster to repair the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall properly.
Some pocket door difficulties are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have difficulties falling and eventually are left shut, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the thickness of the door or the doorway to swell keeping it from opening properly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the house over long periods of time.