Pocket Sliding Door Lock - Just a few months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting in a strange angle. This is the first time I had ran into this type of scenario and was undoubtedly lost. I started looking inside the pocket door frame and got a flashlight. I had trouble discovering the problem but when I did it was obvious.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam, as the pocket door was sliding shut it would work flawlessly but when you went to open it. The trouble turned out to be as the door slid back to the framework the tracking would hang down at an angle from the weight of the door and the track was missing a screw in the back that was very. There clearly was no approach as it absolutely was at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself to reach the screw.
In order to correct the pocket door trouble, I would need to remove an excellent sized area of the plastered wall in the upper right hand corner of the pocket door frame. This is the sole thing I would require a simple wall patch and could think of and a few paint to help make the repair whole. Then I use some fast setting drywall plaster plus some fiberglass drywall tape to repair the wall. This took another hour to finish the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door troubles are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have troubles sliding and eventually are left shut, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the thickness of the door or the door to swell keeping it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time.