Pocket Door Latch Kit - Just a few months ago I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting at a weird angle. This was the very first time I had ran into this type of situation and was definitely lost. I began looking in the pocket door frame and got a flashlight. I had trouble discovering the issue but when I did it was evident.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam as the pocket door was sliding closed it works flawlessly but when you went to open it. The problem turned out to be as the door slid back into the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the doorway and the course was missing a screw in the very back. There clearly was not any strategy as it absolutely was at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself to reach the screw.
This was the only thing I would require a wall patch that is simple and could think of and a few 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. Then I use some fiberglass drywall tape and some quick setting drywall plaster to repair the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall properly.
Some pocket door problems are a little more easy to fix than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have problems sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually increase the depth of the door or excessive moisture in the house over long periods of time can also make the doorway to swell preventing it from opening properly.