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Questions tagged [pocket-door]

For questions regarding installing or repairing a pocket door in a home.

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Replacing Door Header After Pocket Door Removal

I'm in the middle of opening up a doorway where a pocket door once lived. This is in the first floor of a single story home in a wall that runs along the I-beam (which is below this floor in the ...
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How do you service a pocket door?

We have a pocket door where it appears that the suspension hardware needs service or replacement. I can't see a way to access it without a lot of deconstruction. I'm hoping there's another way. The ...
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Pocket door latch side is higher than the other

My pocket door has become uneven. The latch side is higher than the other side and the roller cannot be seen. What is the easiest way for me to readjust the door? It rolls a little hard, but does ...
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Pocket door that doesn't require much overhead space [closed]

We are installing a door between a bedroom and a bonus room (which used to be a patio). The opening used to be an exterior doorway in a concrete block house. The opening is 80.5, and we would like to ...
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How can I create a pocket door locking mechanism? [closed]

Anyone know how I can make a pocket door lock? My brain is designing a few but can't figure our the best materials. I used to have a chain slide lock but i had to break into my room.
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How to fix double pocket doors so they stays in the center when closed?

I have a double pocket door installed that closes together. It is installed by connecting both tracks together. Now each door can freely go from its wall to 2x to the other side. In hindsight, I ...
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How can you stop dual pocket doors so they close in the center and do not come off the track

New pocket doors installed, but if you close the doors and maybe one is beyond the center, it comes off the track. What can be done to stop the doors in the center?
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Custom pocket door with insulation, water pipes and tile!

So I have a little house and would love to use pocket doors all over it. It seems the Johnson hardware 1500 series doors with the ball bearing rollers have great reviews and slide like butter. So I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How do I fit a “pocket door”?

What are the fitting options including using a preformed kit etc?
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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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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 ...