Double Sliding Pocket Doors

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Double Sliding Pocket Doors - Just a couple months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was closing at a strange angle. This is the very first time I had ran into this type of situation and was definitely confused. I got a flashlight and started looking inside the pocket door frame. I had difficulty finding the problem but when I did it was obvious.

As the pocket door was skidding shut it works flawlessly but when you went to open it the base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half. The issue turned out to be as the door slid back into the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the doorway and the track was missing a screw in the rear. There was not any method since it had been at that very back of the pocket door frame close to the framing, to achieve the screw.


To be able to correct the pocket door issue, I would need to remove a great sized area of the plastered wall at the upper right-hand corner of the pocket door frame. This is the sole thing I would require a straightforward wall patch and really could think of and a few paint to really make the repair whole. This job took me about one hour to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out from the pocket door path. I then use some fiberglass drywall tape and some quick setting drywall plaster to fix the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall correctly.

Some pocket door troubles are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have troubles sliding and eventually are left shut, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact increase the thickness of the door or excessive moisture in the home over long amounts of time may also cause the doorway to swell preventing it from opening correctly.