Pocket Door Wall Construction - Just a couple of months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was closing in a bizarre angle. It was the very first time I'd ran into this sort of scenario and was undoubtedly confused. I got a torch and began looking within the pocket door frame. I had difficulty finding the issue but when I did it was evident.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half as the pocket door was slipping shut it would work flawlessly but when you went to open it. The trouble 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 course was missing a screw in the very rear. There clearly was no approach since it absolutely was at that back of the pocket door frame close to the framing to achieve the screw.
It was the only thing I could think of and would require an easy wall patch and a few paint to help make the repair complete. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out of the pocket door path. Then I use some fast setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to repair the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door troubles are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have troubles falling and eventually are left shut, never to be properly used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually increase the thickness of the door or excessive moisture in the home over long amounts of time can also make the doorway to swell keeping it from opening correctly.