pocket door getting scratched

Hi all,
My contractor recently installed a pocket door for my bathroom, but I noticed the door is getting scratched when being opened/closed. I noticed the wall on the inside being slightly "caved in". This must be due to the weight of the door perhaps? Is there anything I can do to avoid any further scratches on the door?
Please help!
-farshad
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On Jul 27, 11:24 pm, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Pocket doors are typically are a real PITA.
Most modern ones are cheap kits & when installed in a typical 2x4 stud wall allow for very little structure on either side of the pre-fab pocket. The result is that the walls covering the pocket tend to be pretty flimsy.
When forced to use them in 2x4 wall I have sheathed over the walls with 5/8" plywood with face grain running horizontally to maximize stiffness.
If you were doing new construction or remodel the wall should have been a "2x6 nominal" wall.
I doubt that the weight of the door is causing the problem & it is more related to the installation & hanging of the door. I would suggest getting the contractor out to have a look & fit it.
Also check to make sure the plastic centering guides are in place. The door may be just flopping around when is slides in and out of the pocket, rubbing on the opening? (maybe the caved in area?)
All in all pocket doors are a problem.
Bob cheers Bob
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Is it a metal frame type ? These typicall use screws to fix drywall to the frame. If the screws are done up too tight they can penetrate too far and scratch the door. Try and take the door off and check in the cavity/pocket.
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On Jul 28, 5:59 am, "CWatters"

That's the most likely cause. The standard 1 1/4" screws are a bit long, and the carpenter may not have had any 1" screws on hand or understood the need for them. You learn these things the hard way.
R
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PeteD had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/construction/Re-pocket-door-getting-scratched-10155-.htm : Just to add to these I have 5 white pocket doors which are scratched because of all the above and warping of the panels on the door itself only thing to do here is adjust the bottom guide, also you may want to try and loosen the top track and see if it will slide over a little,Adjusting yhe bottom guide will require removing some moulding
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