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Old 08-01-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed this pocket door? I already did the rough in and installed the kit hardware. Next, I will be installing the jambs for the pocket door. I'm trying to avoid buying the jamb kit since I can just buy jamb wood at the local Depot for a lot cheaper. But if you look at this image, you can see that the kit comes with a strike jamb that's 11/16" thick and split jambs that are 7/16" thick. Why the difference in thickness? Can I just use 11/16" for both the strike jamb and the split jambs since that's what I found at the store? I guess I could rip a 1/4" off the thickness of the board I have to make it 7/16", but was wondering if I really need to.

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Old 08-01-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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I just finished the rough-in on two of them. Like you, I'm not going to use their jamb kit.

I'm suspecting that the strike jamb is a thicker material so that it will hold it's shape better.

You and I are going to use straight lumber...but what about the guy who does not? That strike jamb is basically 3/4" thick...so it should stay pretty straight even if the studs behind it are not.

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I just finished the rough-in on two of them. Like you, I'm not going to use their jamb kit.

I'm suspecting that the strike jamb is a thicker material so that it will hold it's shape better.

You and I are going to use straight lumber...but what about the guy who does not? That strike jamb is basically 3/4" thick...so it should stay pretty straight even if the studs behind it are not.
So do you plan to use 3/4" for the split jambs too? Or are you going to rip a 1/4" off of it?
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Depends on how much space I have for the opening......if I can use 3/4" stock and the washer and dryer will fit through the opening....I'll do what ever is easiest.

At this point, I'm inclined to use some corner molding....but that actual part of the project is about 4 months away....right now I need to finish my 2-story addition....

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Wow! That's quite a project! Pretty awesome.
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