Antique Hardware For Pocket Doors - Just a few months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting at a bizarre angle. This is the very first time I'd ran into this type of situation and was definitely lost. I got a torch and started looking within the pocket door frame. I had difficulty finding the issue but when I did it was evident.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half as the pocket door was sliding closed it would work perfectly but when you went to open it. The problem turned out to function as the course was missing a screw in the rear so when the door slid back to the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the doorway. There clearly was not any strategy to achieve the screw as it was at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing.
In order to repair the pocket door problem, I was really 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 thing I would require a wall patch that is simple and could think of plus some paint to really make the repair complete. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen from the pocket door track. I then use some fiberglass drywall tape and some quick setting drywall plaster to correct the wall. This took another hour in order to complete the drywall properly.
Some pocket door problems are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have problems falling and eventually are left closed, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually add to the thickness of the door or excessive moisture in the home over long periods of time may also make the doorway to swell keeping it from opening properly.