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We get ours from Jeld-wen. Sucky doors but the pocket door kit I feel are better than the other kits. Other than the metal encased 1x that is, but that still may not stop drywall screw going through. It is semi assembled so they are more awkward to take to the job site but less time messing with the kit.
 

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I'm using Johnson's right now. They suck. The rollers seem ok, but the track was not parallel with the wood frame, thus the frame that was set level now has an out of level track cause the door to roll open a few inches. Gonna need to use the latch I'd say. Whenever possible from now on I'll be buying hafele or hettich hardware and constructing my own wall detail.
 

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Most of our suppliers send out johnson kits. The ones that come in a box with the metal studs. All of our builders have gone to a 2x6 wall so we just use the head track and throw away the metal studs. Some builders wizened up and now order the track only. Then we use lsl 2x4 studs or heavy gauge steel studs for the openings. All this makes for a nice solid opening
 

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I have used Grant Hardware in the past. It works great but is a pain to install. I found a company in Colorado that makes the jamb set, knocked down, using Hafele Hardware. 2 guys installed 5 jamb sets, in one day. It takes 1 guy about a day to install the Grant set up.
 

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SAcarpenter said:
Most of our suppliers send out johnson kits. The ones that come in a box with the metal studs. All of our builders have gone to a 2x6 wall so we just use the head track and throw away the metal studs. Some builders wizened up and now order the track only. Then we use lsl 2x4 studs or heavy gauge steel studs for the openings. All this makes for a nice solid opening
I like the idea of steel stud. How do you attach at the floor?
 
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