External Pocket Door Hardware - Just a couple months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was closing in a strange angle. It was the very first time I'd ran into this kind of situation and was definitely lost. I got a flashlight and began looking in the pocket door frame. I had trouble discovering the problem but when I did it was evident.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam as the pocket door was slipping closed it would work perfectly but when you went to open it. The difficulty turned out to be as the door slid back into the framework the tracking would hang down at an angle from the weight of the doorway and the path was missing a screw in the rear that was very. There was no way since it absolutely was at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing, to reach the screw.
It was the sole thing I could think of and would require an easy wall patch plus some paint to make the repair complete. This job took me about one hour to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out of the pocket door path. I then use some quick setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to correct the wall. This took another hour in order to complete the drywall properly.
Some pocket door difficulties are a little more easy to fix than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have difficulties sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be properly used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact increase the depth of the door or the doorway to swell keeping it from opening properly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long amounts of time.