I purchased a preassembled pocket door frame from the Borg and
installed it. Then I noticed when I installed my door that the two
sides of the split jamb are both bowed in the same direction (I
checked that the door itself is straight). So the door scrapes
slightly on one side, and the other side gapes a bit.
Is there any way to straighten the split jamb now that it is
installed? I have wallboard and plaster affixed on one side, but the
other side is still open. The side jambs are metal C-channel with
wood trim, but apparently it is fairly flimsy, and the wallboard
doesn't stiffen it enough to remove the bow.
One idea I had was to attach the head jamb to the header at the point
where the split jamb meets the head jamb. Then if I can tighten that
connection, it should pull the split jamb straight. It shouldn't take
too much force, as I can easily push the split jamb straight. Any
thoughts on how to make such a connection?
<< Is there any way to straighten the split jamb now that it is
Did you bend it when you installed it? If not, the borg owes you a straight
assembly. You might be wise to check other units in the store and see if it is
a generic problem. Talk to the store manager first for authorization, etc.
If the bow is due to something like excess pressure on the top such as putting
a 80" part in a 79 3/4" space then the solution is obvious. Give it more room.
Not sure where it is rubbing in the top or the pocket side and I have never
installed a kit I made my owne but one trick i used to keep the jam from the
door was to use a length of pine that had a natural crook in it placing the
concave side toward the door nailing it straight as it tries to curve it self
back it pulls the jam open.
True, they owe me a straight assembly, and next time I'll check before
installing. However, at this point, since the pocket door frame is
installed, I'm pretty heavily invested in this particular assembly,
and ripping it out would be prohibitive. It does work, it just
scrapes a little in the middle of one side. I'm just wondering if
there are any measures I can take to straighten it before closing up
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