Removing a pocket door

Old 09-13-06, 01:31 AM
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Removing a pocket door

I just read the thread about putting in a P/D but how would you take one out to replace with a regular door (bedroom closet)?
Old 09-13-06, 04:30 AM
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If you just want to remove the door panel, you will need to remove the top trim over the opening and reach over the trolley to press a button and release the hardware (this is a generic description). Some have slides, some have buttons.
Now, if you are wanting to install a regular door, you will have to take into consideration the pocket door frame is taller than a regular door frame, so it will need to be reframed, and the hollow part of the wall will have to be solidified as the pocket door "studs" don't offer a really good support for a slamming door. Also take note as to which way you want the door to swing, and make sure the hinge side is properly supported.

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