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Old 11-17-2010, 11:03 PM   #16
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How "square" does "square" have to be for pocket door?


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Thanks for the tips, everyone.

I hadn't even thought about trim though! Is there special trim for pocket doors? Also, I was planning to go to the Habitat for Humanity Re-Use store to buy an old slab door instead of buying a new one. They usually have a good selection of solid old doors - would there be a problem going that route with a pocket door? The frame I bought can handle up to 200lbs.
Watch for bowed and/or twisted door slabs, there is not a lot of room inside the pocket and a scraping door is the pits!

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Watch for bowed and/or twisted door slabs, there is not a lot of room inside the pocket and a scraping door is the pits!
I looked at the used doors yesterday and there wasn't anything there worth buying. I will end up buying a new one instead.

I finished installing the Johnson frame and it went up very easy and seems to be good quality. We'll see how it works when I get the door installed. I am also taking the advice from another poster and installing 3/4" plywood on the wall before I put up sheetrock. I would hate to come home from work to find that my door was damaged because my wife hung a photo on the wall with a nail that was too long.

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