Pocket door install help


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Old 04-26-08, 02:38 PM
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Pocket door install help

I'm on dial-up and the searching is slow going, so I figured I'd ask if somebody happened to know of a site or something with a diagram of how a pocket door is framed.

Do they require a header twice the width of the door? I've never installed a pocket door before and I'm looking forward to it, but I'd like to know a little about what I'm getting into.

~Jeffrey
 
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Old 04-26-08, 03:07 PM
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Hi Jeff,

There actually is a very good tutorial right here on our site!

Try this

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/installpocketdoor

Connie
 
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Old 04-26-08, 05:34 PM
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And just to carry the tutorial further, I prefer the prebuilt units in opposition to the put together ones. Makes for a much easier install. Yes, you will need a header twice the length of your opening (ie. for a 36" opening, you will need a 75" header, taking into consideration your jack studs) The units will come with complete instructions. Need more help once you get started, we're here.
 
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Old 04-27-08, 05:11 AM
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One more suggestion, use Johnson hardware. Their directions are pretty clear, and the hardware is very rugged.
 
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Old 04-27-08, 08:28 PM
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Thanks a ton for the help! All I need to do now is figure out if there is anything in the wall that I'll have to move (i.e. wiring/plumbing.)


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