Framing A Pocket Door Details - Just a few months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was closing at a bizarre angle. It was the very first time I had ran into this sort of scenario and was definitely confused. I got a torch and started looking within the pocket door frame. I had a hard time discovering the problem but when I did it was evident.
The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam as the pocket door was sliding closed it works perfectly but when you went to open it. There was no way as it absolutely was at that very back of the pocket door frame close to the framing to reach the screw.
It was the sole thing I really could think of and would require a wall patch that is simple plus 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. Then I use some fast setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to mend the wall. This took another hour in order to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door issues are a little more easy to fix than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have issues sliding 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 also can cause the doorway to swell preventing it from opening correctly.