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Old 12-23-00, 05:23 AM
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I have 2 pocket doors that are off the tracks. Plus one is shoved back into the wall with no handle to grab. This is an older home in which my daughter has an apartment. These are the doors to her room. What is the easiest way to repair them? Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 12-23-00, 02:01 PM
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First you need to get the doors out of the wall. I have used a couple of different ways to do this. If you can find a way to lift the door, life gets easier. If not, I have used the short end of a wrecking bar to slide under the recessed door. I take a piece of wax paper and fold it several times, and place it between the wrecking bar and the floor, to give you a low friction surface to slide the door out of the wall. When you get it out far enough, grab it and lift it to pull it out the rest of the way.

You need to make sure the rollers are still intact and turning before you try to put the door back in the track.

Obviously you have to lift the door to set it back in the track.

Good Luck, and if you need more help, post an additional explanation.

Rick
 
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Old 01-04-01, 05:57 PM
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After looking at the doors closer, I found that it looks like the hanger? that hold the door on the roller is not connected to the top of the door, broken or out the top of the door I don't know. Is there any way to check this out without taking the door down or out. Sorry I haven't replied sooner to much SNOW!!!
 
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Old 01-04-01, 06:22 PM
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I don't know anyway to check it without taking the door out. If it is broken or loose, you still have to take the door out anyway.

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Old 01-05-01, 03:36 PM
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Thanks Rick any easy way to take the doors out? I bet not. Hopefully I might be able to do this next weekend, yet the wind has decided to blow now and move all the snow around.
Thanks again Kevin
 
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Old 01-07-01, 09:38 AM
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I assume you are talking about removing the doors, after you have them out of the wall. If so, you have to lift and tilt them until you get the rollers outside of the roller channel. It is easier if you have two people.

Good Luck,

Rick
 
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Old 01-08-01, 06:47 AM
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Hello
Some pocket doors have door stop and each side and at the top that must be removed before the door will come out, if you remove it it will make getting the door out much easyer and when all is done just install the stop putty and paint...Good Luck
 
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