Pocket Door Lock And Pull - Just a few months back I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting at a strange angle. This is the first time I'd ran into this sort of situation and was undoubtedly confused. I started looking in the pocket door frame and got a flashlight. I had a hard time finding the issue but when I did it was noticeable.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam as the pocket door was skidding closed it would work perfectly but when you went to open it. There was not any way to achieve the screw because it had been at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing.
As a way to correct the pocket door issue, I was going to have to remove an excellent sized area of the plastered wall at the top right hand corner of the pocket door frame. This is the only thing I would require a straightforward wall patch and really could think of plus some paint to help make the repair complete. Then I use some fast setting drywall plaster plus some fiberglass drywall tape to mend the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door problems are a little more easy to repair than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have problems falling and eventually are left closed, never to be properly used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the depth of the door or the doorway to swell preventing it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the house over long periods of time.