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Old 04-29-2015, 09:45 PM   #21
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What, you nail a rubber band in there?
Magnets in the top of the door.
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Old 05-01-2015, 04:34 PM   #22
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I was just messing with you
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not necessarily, a small amount of pitch will do it...
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If it is self opening does it have a catch or locking mechanism to keep it closed? I installed a pocket door on my own bathroom. It was johnson hardware. I set the header dead level. What I didn't check though was the track. We hung the door and if you close it, it will open back up a couple inches and stop. The f'ing track somehow wasn't parallel with the wood header. POS. whatever, it's a bathroom and will be locked by whoever is in there anyway.
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I get requests to install doors so they will either swing closed or swing open. Some people want interior doors to stay open unless they close them....
Here ya go. I have two doors like this. Upon further investigation the track is out of level 1/2" in 4'. How do framers even do that? oh wait....one word...amish.


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Upon further investigation the track is out of level 1/2" in 4'. How do framers even do that? oh wait....one word...amish.
I have a plumber's level that has the required slope built into it - that'd do it
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I remember seeing them on star trek.
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Never seen that before. But I have cheated a few doors my unscrewing the track as much as possible from the opening. Then sliding some shims behind it to bring it down. Works well for adjusting out of plumb.

1/2" in 4' is really bad, and in a house that expensive I would want to do it right.

You might be able to use a magnet and remove the screws in the drywall and drive a shim under the plate.
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Never seen that before. But I have cheated a few doors my unscrewing the track as much as possible from the opening. Then sliding some shims behind it to bring it down. Works well for adjusting out of plumb.

1/2" in 4' is really bad, and in a house that expensive I would want to do it right.

You might be able to use a magnet and remove the screws in the drywall and drive a shim under the plate.

I think I can get the track loose and add shims under it...or at least someone can do that. Hopefully not me.
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What brand is the track?
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If you do another big house for this builder, always require that you set the pocket door frames. On the high end customs you really want to set your own. Thumbsup on shimming the track
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I remember seeing them on star trek.
I've seen them in real life, with the "ppsssshhhhht" sound and all.
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I've seen them in real life, with the "ppsssshhhhht" sound and all.
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I've seen them in real life, with the "ppsssshhhhht" sound and all.

Idk why but that cracked me up
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If you do another big house for this builder, always require that you set the pocket door frames. On the high end customs you really want to set your own. Thumbsup on shimming the track

How would you go about that in this case? These are 2x6 walls so no frame. The track gets screwed to the bottom of the header?
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How would you go about that in this case? These are 2x6 walls so no frame. The track gets screwed to the bottom of the header?

I think he means hang the tracks yourself. Then you can be sure they are level.
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How would you go about that in this case? These are 2x6 walls so no frame. The track gets screwed to the bottom of the header?

Construct your own frame with engineered lumber. The guy I sub with that does all multi-million dollar work makes them out of engineered studs in the shop. Always a 2x6 wall.
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Ghostrider pocket door track out of level 99.9% of time.
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1/2" over 4 ft is standard in Louisiana. I am always adjusting pocket doors and hate it. Sometimes I think the framers do it on purpose. Watched the video,and have seen many just like that.

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