Handicap Accessible Pocket Door Hardware - Just a couple of months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was shutting in a peculiar angle. This is the very first time I'd ran into this type of situation and was undoubtedly confused. I got a flashlight and started looking within the pocket door frame. I had trouble discovering the problem but when I did it was apparent.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half, as the pocket door was slipping shut it works flawlessly but when you went to open it. The problem turned out to be as the door slid back to the framework the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the door and the path was missing a screw in the very back. There clearly was no method to reach the screw because it was at that very back of the pocket door frame close to the framing itself.
To be able to correct the pocket door problem, I was going to have 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 really could think of and would require an easy wall patch and some 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 correctly.
Some pocket door issues are a little easier to fix than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have issues falling and eventually are left shut, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the depth of the door or excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time may also make the door to swell preventing it from opening correctly.