Pocket Door Removal / Replacement

Old 03-25-08, 11:27 AM
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Pocket Door Removal / Replacement

I have a pocket door in my home that is the old Luan hollow door. I wanted to replace it bacause I am replacing all other interior doors. How do I remove a pocket door w/out removing the wall? The track goes in between the wall and the wheels are double wheels which does not allow for the door to be simply removed like a closet door. Any help would be great...
Old 03-25-08, 04:10 PM
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It's possible that you will need to remove some trim. At the least, the top jamb stop will need to be removed. Thoughtful trim carpenters trim pocket doors with "removing the door someday" in mind so that you don't have to completely remove all the trim in order to get the door out. But depending on how the door was trimmed, that might be the case.

So check and see if the top jamb stop will come off on one side of the door or another... if it won't, remove the top piece of casing on one side of the door or another, then try to get the top stop off. Once you have removed it, you should be able to see how the pocket door is hooked on top. Some of them will be held in by a clip that has to be unclipped before the door can be taken off of the rollers. Usually the rollers stay in the track, and the door actually comes off of the rollers.

So check that out and if you run into something unusual, explain what you have found and let us know if you have some other type of hardware. But removing the top trim is usually required no matter what.
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