Baldwin Brass Pocket Door Lock - Just a few months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting in a bizarre angle. It was the first time I had ran into this kind of situation and was definitely confused. I got a torch and started looking inside the pocket door frame. I had difficulty discovering the issue but when I did it was obvious.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half, as the pocket door was sliding closed it would work perfectly but when you went to open it. There is no strategy to attain the screw as it absolutely was at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself.
To be able to fix the pocket door issue, I was going to need to remove an excellent sized area of the plastered wall in the top right-hand corner of the pocket door frame. It was the only thing I would require a simple wall patch and really could think of plus some paint to make the repair whole. Then I use some quick setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to fix the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door problems are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have problems sliding and eventually are left closed, 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 can also make the door to swell preventing it from opening correctly.