Door Handles For Pocket Doors - Just a couple of months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was shutting at a strange angle. This is the very first time I had ran into this kind of situation and was definitely lost. I started looking in the pocket door frame and got a torch. I had trouble finding the problem but when I did it was apparent.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam as the pocket door was slipping closed it would work perfectly but when you went to open it. There was not any way to reach the screw because it had been at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself.
In order to repair the pocket door trouble, I had been going to have to remove a great sized area of the plastered wall at the top right hand corner of the pocket door frame. This is the only real thing I could think of and would require a straightforward wall patch and some paint to help make the repair complete. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen from the pocket door path. I then use some fiberglass drywall tape and some fast setting drywall plaster to fix the wall. This took another hour in order to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door troubles are a little more easy to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have troubles falling and eventually are left closed, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually increase the depth of the door or the doorway to swell keeping it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the house over long periods of time.