Sliding Pocket Door Key Lock


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Sliding Pocket Door Key Lock - Just a couple of months back I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting in a strange angle. This is the first time I'd ran into this kind of situation and was definitely lost. I got a torch and started looking inside the pocket door frame. I had difficulty finding the problem but when I did it was noticeable.

The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam, as the pocket door was sliding closed it would work flawlessly but when you went to open it. There clearly was no solution to attain the screw since it absolutely was at that very back of the pocket door frame close to the framing.

This is the sole thing I could think of and would require a wall patch that is simple plus some paint to really make the repair complete. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out of the pocket door track. I then use some fiberglass drywall tape and some fast setting drywall plaster to correct the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall properly.

Some pocket door difficulties are a little more easy to repair than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have difficulties sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the thickness of the door or the doorway to swell keeping it from opening properly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long amounts of time.

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