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Can I unwarp sliding pocket doors so that they move freely once more?

We have a pair of sliding / pocket doors where one side is painted and the other side is mostly taken up with a mirror. Well, the color was atrocious so we painted one side, but didn't get to ...
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How do I secure electrical wiring to a pocket door frame?

I recently installed 2 pocket door kits together from one room to an adjacent in my house. The building inspector said he saw no problem with me installing a light switch in a shallow electrical box ...
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What should I consider when choosing a pocket door system?

I am considering installing a few pocket doors in our “inner hallway”, these will be behind built-in bookshelf’s. Ideally I wish to reuse our heaver weight 1930 doors, as they match the rest of the ...
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How do I slow down a pocket door when opening and closing?

I had a pocket door installed in 2009 and the pocket door slides way too fast when opening and closing. I can't work out how to slow it down.
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Is it OK to nail 1/2" plywood straight to the pocket-door box?

The guy I hired to frame for a new pocket-door, mounted the pocket-door box on the top (to a second-story joist) and on the bottom (toe-nailed to the floor). When I asked him to install some studs on ...
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How can I prevent my twin pocket doors from meeting too hard?

We have two pocket doors, each 36" that meet to close off a 6' entryway between our living room and our sunroom. Both doors have stops, but the stops overlap so that when one door is out and the ...
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In the UK, where do I buy a “pocket door” kit from?

“pocket doors” are common the USA, however they are hardly never seen in the UK, so how do I buy one in the UK?
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What is a “pocket door”?

Outside of the USA, most people have never heard of the term “pocket door”. Can you explain what this is?
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Is it possible to install pocket doors in the cavity of an external wall?

Is it possible to install pocket doors in the cavity of an external wall, it will be an internal door as it's between a room and a conservatory. The cavity does have foam in it though.
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How do I fit a “pocket door”?

What are the fitting options including using a preformed kit etc?
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How do I fix a pocket door wheel track?

I have a pocket door that keeps falling off its track. The metal track has become warped and bent down in just one or two areas. When I slide the door along the track and the front wheel goes over ...
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What is the best way to adjust pocket doors stuck on carpet?

We had new carpet installed with a thicker pad. Now the pocket doors stick on the carpet. What is the best way to get at them to adjust them? The best options I have come up with is to remove the ...