Converging Pocket Door Rough Opening - Just a couple of months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting in a bizarre angle. It was the first time I'd ran into this type of situation and was undoubtedly confused. I got a flashlight and began looking within the pocket door frame. I had difficulty finding the issue but when I did it was noticeable.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam, as the pocket door was skidding closed it works flawlessly but when you went to open it. The difficulty turned out to be as the door slid back to the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the door and the course was missing a screw in the back that was very. There was not any method as it had been at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing to achieve the screw.
As a way to correct the pocket door difficulty, I was really 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 really could think of and would require a wall patch that is simple and a few paint to help make the repair complete. I then use some quick setting drywall plaster plus some fiberglass drywall tape to repair the wall. This took another hour in order to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door issues are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have issues sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be properly used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact increase 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 amounts of time.