Pocket Door Framing Width - Just a couple of months back I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting in a weird angle. This is the first time I'd ran into this kind of scenario and was definitely confused. I began looking within the pocket door frame and got a torch. I had difficulty finding the issue but when I did it was clear.
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. There clearly was not any way to achieve the screw since it was at that very back of the pocket door frame close to the framing.
As a way to repair the pocket door trouble, I was really going to have to remove a good sized area of the plastered wall in the top right hand corner of the pocket door frame. This is the only thing I would require a wall patch that is simple and could think of and some 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 quick setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to mend the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door difficulties are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have difficulties sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the thickness of the door or excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time can also cause the door to swell keeping it from opening correctly.