Does anyone here know how to install a pocket door?
or where I can find info for installing one?
a door that slides into the wall.
Any info you can provide would be helpful.
Here is a photo of where I would like to put it.
Don't have install guide - bur here's a vendor that sells the hardware
track, pulls, etc...) Obviously you will need to have adequate space in
the wall, existing wiring and plumbing will have to be re-routed, and if
it's a load-bearing wall there may be other issues as well...
Pocket doors are nice though - adds a touch of character to a home, I hope
this works for you...
I had them in a previous house. Couple of things: The wall can't
be load bearing, or you need to have a beam capable of spanning the
opening*2 in width. The *2 comes from the fact that you literally
need "pockets" for the doors to slide into, they must be as big as
each door and have no obsructions. They ride in a top track, and
the only logical way to install one would be to frame the entire
wall with respect to the manufacturer's requirements for the size
of the opening and details on how the track gets mounted. Oh yeah,
if you plan on having convenience outlets on those walls, in the
space where the hidden doors reside, you need to check for
clearanace and quite probably use very shallow electrical boxes.
Very last thing I remember is arguin with the guys who installed
W-W carpet in the two rooms. I insisted that they just notch
out the *padding* in the "trough" where the doors closed, they
fought me a bit but did it that way. It worked out fine, no
excessive wear. And it was a high traffic area (dining-living).
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