Framing For A Pocket Door Rough Opening - Just a few months ago I went over to fix a pocket door that was closing in a weird angle. It was the very first time I had ran into this type of situation and was definitely lost. I began looking inside the pocket door frame and got a torch. I had difficulty finding the problem but when I did it was noticeable.
As the pocket door was skidding closed it would work perfectly but when you went to open it the bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half. There is no strategy since it had been at that back of the pocket door frame close to the framing, to reach the screw.
In order to correct the pocket door problem, I was going to have to remove a great sized area of the plastered wall in the upper right-hand corner of the pocket door frame. It was the sole thing I would require a wall patch that is simple and could think of plus some paint to really make the repair complete. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen from the pocket door path. Then I use some fast setting drywall plaster plus some fiberglass drywall tape to mend the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door problems are a little more easy to fix 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 door to swell preventing it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long periods of time.